Two Montana Men Face Illegal Branding Charges


The following article is from the Associated Press:

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two Harlem-area men who authorities say engaged in illegal cattle branding have been charged with felonies.

Thomas Edward Green has been charged with illegal branding or altering a brand and felony theft.

Timothy E. Kulbeck has been charged with illegal branding or altering a brand.

Blaine County Deputy County Attorney Valerie Ovitt tells the Great Falls Tribune ( that the two men run their cattle herds together.

Ovitt says the charges were filed after a local brand inspector did an inspection.

Illegal branding or altering a brand carries potential penalties of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

The two men are scheduled to appear in Blaine County District Court on Monday.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune,


Source:  Associated Press

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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