MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — A Montevideo man has pleaded guilty to stealing steers from a Madison feedlot.
Twenty-three steers were taken from Robert Ludvigson’s farm on Jan. 29.
Richard Kenneth Nelson pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing stolen property.
Investigators found the missing cattle, worth about $40,000, at livestock auctions in Pipestone and Benson, with Nelson’s name listed as the seller. When confronted, authorities said Nelson admitted to selling the animals, but said they were his.
KSAX-TV says Nelson faces up to 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.