Few details released concerning joint sheriff’s office, CDA probe


KC Hume, an investigator with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, said Wednesday he could not elaborate on a joint probe between the sheriff’s office and Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Hume, who cited the investigation’s ongoing status, said releasing more details could have negative consequences.

“If we were to release any additional information, it could potentially affect our investigation negatively,” Hume said. “We hope to present a case to the (14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office) by the end of this week or the first of next week.”

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office announced the joint investigation via a news release.

According to the release, the sheriff’s office was contacted July 22 by a representative of the Department of Agriculture’s Brand Inspection Division, citing possible violations to Colorado Revised Statutes regarding the branding and herding of cattle and procedures with estrays.

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moffatcountyalways 5 years, 7 months ago

I am disappointed and hope that this paper does not consider this an example of reporting. There is absolutely no content here. I assume this is not the best you can do.


Frank Estey 5 years, 7 months ago

We learned from this story that there is something going on, possibly something involving some poor cattle rustler just trying to make a living by branding abandoned cattle that were just walking somewhere with no one looking after them. After all, what livestock just wanders around without a brand.


Tom Soos 5 years, 7 months ago

I think law enforcement should be given every opportunity to conduct their investigation. I'm sure the details will be released when the charges are filed. There is no such thing as a poor rustler trying to make a living by branding someone else's cattle. In the old days they would hang you for that.


craignative 5 years, 7 months ago

So Grey Stone, so are you saying being a cattle rustler makes it right becuase this poor person(s) is possibly taking abandonded cattle "to make a living?" How do you know the cattle are abandoned? So if cattle are abandoned, it's alright to just make claim?

Law enforcements job is to investigate any and all crimes to the fullest extent until the case has no more leads. I believe that's what the Sheriff's Office is doing. Cattle rustling is a crime and deserves a full and complete investigation.


lonelyone 5 years, 7 months ago

I kind of got the impression that GreyStone was being sarcastic with their comment. I was wondering why even print a story like this? By printing this all the paper has done is make everyone wonder what the heck is going on.....must have needed to fill a small space with something???


Frank Estey 5 years, 7 months ago


You got it....comment was a joke , sort of like the story...not much point.


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