The Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Two South Dakota men are charged in separate farm theft cases.

Mitchell-area farmer Scott Suelflow is accused of taking about $4,250 worth of corn from a bin in rural Davison County. The Daily Republic reports that he has been released from jail after posting $600 bond.

KTIV-TV reports that Jamie Shape of Bridgewater is accused of stealing hay that was bound for a northwest Iowa dairy. He was arrested after employees at Meadowvale Dairy near Rock Valley, Iowa, said they found discrepancies in semitrailer loads of hay that had been delivered by Shape and his drivers. Authorities believe the alleged thefts have been going on for several months and involve more than $10,000 worth of hay.

Shape declined comment to The Associated Press. A telephone listing for Suelflow was disconnected.

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