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Published July 08, 2015, 09:02 AM

Man charged for 2012 cattle shooting

A Hensler, N.D., man has been charged in connection with a July 4, 2012, cattle shooting incident in Oliver County.

By: Staff Report, Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK, N.D. -- A Hensler, N.D., man has been charged in connection with a July 4, 2012, cattle shooting incident in Oliver County.

Dillon Gappert was charged in South Central District Court with felony criminal mischief and could receive up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted.

Gappert allegedly shot and killed nine head of cattle, including four cows, four calves and a yearling, near mile markers 13 and 14 off Highway 25 in Oliver County. The cattle, owned by John Dixon and Miles Tomac, were valued at at least $12,000, according to a statement from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association.

That association assisted in the investigation along with the Oliver County Sheriff's Department and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Gappert made his first appearance on Monday, where his bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000. He is currently out of custody.

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