TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A 41-year-old south-central Idaho man who pleaded guilty to neglecting 43 head cattle that starved to death has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $2,200 in restitution and fines.

Jorge Reyes of Jerome was sentenced Monday by 5th District Magistrate Judge Thomas Borresen, who also ordered Reyes to spend 10 days on the sheriff's work program and serve 100 hours of community service.

The investigation into Reyes began in mid-January after someone called to report dead cattle on the property within a quarter mile of a public stream.

Reyes was charged permitting animals to go without care, failure to remove carcasses and providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

Authorities seized 20 remaining cattle, which were sold. The proceeds were to be used to pay the fines and restitution.


Information from: KMVT-TV,

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