Texas man gets 99 years for cattle rustling


Carl Wade Curry was convicted and sentenced Wednesday night by a jury in Hardeman County near the Oklahoma border.

The 44-year-old from Athens, in East Texas, was accused of stealing 400 head of cattle worth more than $200,000 last year.

District Attorney Staley Heatly says Curry placed an order with a Mississippi man using a fake name and cattle company in Vernon, where the owner shipped the cattle. The owner contacted authorities when he didn't receive payment.

In April, Curry was sentenced to 20 years for cattle theft in Smith County. He faces more charges in East Texas and Louisiana.

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