Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cattle Theft

This interesting bit of news turned up in a recent search for my family on

Arlie Pierce was the husband of my great aunt, Lyda Mearl Brown. 
They had a farm in Waltham County, MS. I wonder if the stolen calves were returned.

Thaniel Hill, alias Bud Hill, who pleaded guilty to an indictment of grand larceny by cattle theft, was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary and three years probation. Dist. Atty. Joe Pigott said Hill admitted guilt in stealing three calves from Arlie Pierce on Jan. 9, 1968.

Source: Other Cases (McComb, MS: Enterprise-Journal, 16 Feb 1968) 3; digital image, accessed March 2018.

Arlie Pierce

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Wendy said...

That little clip leaves me wanting more - How? Why?

Marian B. Wood said...

When I began reading, I suspected the date would be 1890s or 1900s. But it was 1968! Seems late to be cattle rustling. Very interesting.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Sorry. There is no more. You can imagine your own details.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Yes, the date is a bit surprising. I imagine cattle rustling happening further back in time.

Charlie Purvis said...

Cattle rustling in 1968, amazing and audacious!