Two people are facing charges following multiple livestock burglaries in southeast Iowa. The Mahaska County Sheriff’s office ended a six-week long investigation which involved approximately 22 burglaries and thefts from hog confinements in the rural Barnes City area and southern Poweshiek County.
Around $25,000 in hogs and cattle were stolen with the total value of all thefts exceeding $30,000. Officers seized tools and hog related equipment during the investigation. The stolen livestock was sold in sale barns in two counties. Nineteen-year-old Bret Allen Doty of rural Malcom and a male juvenile are both charged with first-degree theft and third-degree burglary.
(Reporting by Bob Ballard, KBOE, Oskaloosa)