A man hired to catch and pen nine cattle for an Osage County rancher was sentenced to five years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for selling those animals at the Collinsville livestock auction.

Terry Lee Jett, 42, was convicted of knowingly concealing stolen property. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation that began in August 2011 and resulted in the sentencing of Jett on Monday.  

The Tulsa World reports Jett pleaded guilty to the charges in October.

According to the TSCRA, Jett was sentenced to five years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and was fined $1,200 and $732 in court costs.

Cattle theft continues to be a problem in Oklahoma. Cases of cattle theft in the state are already at a record level with two months remaining.

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