A Mount Vernon man was arrested Wednesday after dead cattle was found on his property.
Brian Greazel, 43, was charged with livestock neglect resulting in death, a misdemeanor, Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said in a news release. Greazel was not living on the property where the cattle were located, according to the release.
Linn County sheriff’s deputies got a complaint about neglected cattle on a property at in a rural area part of neighboring Lisbon, Gardner said.
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Deputies found numerous Angus cattle dead on the property. An Iowa Department of Agriculture veterinarian determined the cattle were not given “sustenance,” shelter and care expected while raising cattle. But then deputies found several more dead cattle, according to the news release.
Gardner did not state the number of cattle that died. Eighteen cattle were rescued.
Philip Joens covers breaking news for The Des Moines Register. He can be reached at 515-443-3347 at [email protected] or on Twitter @Philip_Joens.
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