NE Kan. man accused in theft of cattle panels

Wichita Police (KSN File Photo)
Wichita Police (KSN File Photo)

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) – A northeast Kansas man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cattle panels from a farm in rural Hoyt.

Jackson County deputies arrested the 32-year-old Mayetta man on Wednesday.

Sheriff Tim Morse says the theft occurred sometime after June 20. Investigators later obtained a photo of a man believed to be the suspect with the missing panels at a Topeka scrap yard.

The man is accused of taking 23 cattle panels, which are used for pens and corrals, along with a gate and a frame. The loss to the farmer was estimated at more than $4,000.

Authorities also impounded a 1989 pickup truck they believe was used in connection with the crime. The sheriff says that’s part of a new tactic to help deter metal thefts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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