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Man Charged With Selling Stolen Cattle In Tennessee

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Posted at 7:36 PM, Feb 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-17 20:36:56-05

Officials said a man has been charged with selling stolen cattle in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said Jason Andrew Witherspoon bought 11 head of cattle at the Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market in Guthrie, Kentucky, with a worthless check on January 31.

Officials said Friday that Witherspoon then drove to the Dickson Regional Livestock Center in Middle Tennessee, where he sold the cattle to the sale manager for $7,200.

The manager at the Dickson center told an investigator that Witherspoon had contacted him to sell more cattle. Witherspoon was arrested on theft of property charges when he returned to the center.

Witherspoon, of Lebanon, has also been facing charges in Wilson and Trousdale counties in Tennessee, and in Todd County, Kentucky. It was not immediately clear Saturday if he had a lawyer.