2 men arrested accused of stealing cattle, farm equipment in DeKalb County arrested on theft charges
By Ben Culpepper
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. -- Two men have been arrested in connection with a recent theft of dozens of cattle and farm equipment in DeKalb County, Sheriff Jimmy Harris announced.David Grant Fulmer, 28, of Collinsville, and Eddie Ray Fulmer, 31, of Albertville, were taken into custody Wednesday morning. The younger Fulmer is charged with two counts of first-degree theft of property in connection with the stolen cattle. The elder Fulmer is charged with two counts of first-degree theft of property, third-degree receiving of stolen property and one count of promoting prison contraband.Harris said Tuesday that more than 30 cows and calves were stolen between May 13 and 15 from a farm, where an additional three cows, nine calves and a tractor were reported stolen May 23 and 24. Some of the stolen property has been recovered, though, details were not released."We are glad to get these guys," Harris said in a release. "The farmers were getting very protective and were concerned about something happening. It is hard to imagine how these people feel to have what they work so hard for taken from them. I understand how they feel because I have farmed most of my adult life. I hope this will stop the problem in the New Harmony community."Both men are being held without bond in the DeKalb County Detention Center. Additional charges are pending.
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