250lb Cow Stress Tubs MISSING? Say what?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:00 am
A strange theft occurred Monday in Cannon County and investigators are continuing to investigate.
According to Cannon County Sheriff's Department Reports Deputy Lee Colwell spoke with a Mr. Larry Brandon who advised that he owns a farm on Lonnie Smith Road and found that some items were missing. Mr. Brandon advised that he had went out of town the previous week and that his brother, Leroy Brandon was taking care of the farm while he was away. Mr. Brandon advised that at this property everyday and Thursday morning of last week, his brother had found that approximately 16 stress tubs were missing from a storage shed on the property.
Mr Brandon said that the stress tubs are approximately 24 inches wide x 24 inches deep weighing 250 lbs each and they were contained in a turquoise colored container. Stress tubs are described as a hardened molasses lick block for cattle. Mr. Brandon states that his brother did advise that the tubs were in the shed on Wednesday the week before.
Brandon stated that they also found where a gate on the property had been knocked off of the hinges and someone had driven to the back of the farm approximately 2000 feet turned around and backed out. One clue left at the scene was a small plastic megaphone imprinted with "DCHS Tigers" where it appeared as if a vehicle had gotten stuck. The investigation is continuing.