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Published March 23, 2010, 01:27 PM

Colorado man accused of abusing cattle

STERLING, Colo. — A Logan County cattle owner has been arrested after 79 cattle carcasses were found on his property.

STERLING, Colo. — A Logan County cattle owner has been arrested after 79 cattle carcasses were found on his property.

Sheriff’s deputies searched the property of Schuman Cattle, LLC on March 15 acting on information from the public. Authorities found the carcasses and several living cattle that they said were in poor condition.

Gilbert Dean Schuman has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty and was being held on a $5,000 bond. Sixteen of the cattle were confiscated because their welfare was in question.

Authorities say some of the carcasses were found in a livestock pond and others were hidden under mounds of hay.

Calls to a phone number listed for Schuman were not answered. Schuman is due in court March 29.

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On the Net: www.colorado.gov/ag/animals

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