HOLTON, Kan. (WIBW) - A Mayetta man is behind bars accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of cattle panels.
Jackson County deputies arrested 32-year-old Timothy Allensworth Wednesday on charges of burglary, felony theft and criminal trespass.
He's accused of stealing 23 cattle panels and a gate and frame from a farm in rural Hoyt, just north of the Shawnee County line. Sheriff Tim Morse says the theft happened sometime after June 20.
Morse says authorities caught up with Allensworth when they found a photo of a man believed to be Allensworth with the stolen panels at a Topeka scrap yard. The items were valued at $4,034.
Authorities impounded a 1989 Ford F-150 pickup they believe was used in connection with the crime. Morse says his office has been aggressively pursuing metal thieves and has seized several vehicles used in carrying out the crimes in hopes of deterring would-be thieves.