LAMPASAS — A man remains in the Lampasas County Jail on a $20,000 bond after turning himself in Tuesday on cattle theft charges.
Glen W. Russworm, 61, allegedly stole 100 calves from his employer over the course of 10 years, according to a news release from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Russworm faces one charge of felony livestock theft and one charge of misapplication of fiduciary property. The total value of the stolen calves was $55,000.
Russworm sold small lots of his employer’s cattle in his name at the Lampasas cattle auction, according to the release. He left a paper trail TSCRA special rangers Marvin Wills and Max Hartmann used to charge him. Russworm had worked for the employer for more than 20 years.
“It’s important for ranchers to pay attention to their employees, no matter how long they’ve worked for them,” Wills said. “It’s also important to brand and mark all of your cattle.”
None of the calves Russworm stole were marked or branded, according to Wills.
If convicted, he could face 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine per charge.
Lampasas County Investigator David Thorp and Game Warden Jim Lindeman assisted the TSCRA in its investigation.
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