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Cattle rustler off to jail

Thursday, June 29, 2006

OREGON COUNTY -- Officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office transported a Koshkonong man to the Missouri Department of Corrections June 21 for probation violations.

Andy Roark, 23, was first arrested for burglary and stealing, a class C felony, in November of 2001.

Deputy Sheriff Eric King responded to a call from Linda Roark who reported a calf stolen from her farm on W Highway. King said when he arrived at the Roark farm, Roark told him she had discovered two Holstein heifers and one black bull calf were missing from the lot behind her house.

King said he later learned Brian Barton of Thayer had bought three calves. Barton told Sheriff Tim Ward that Andy Roark and another man, Jamie Garrison, came to his home Nov. 24 and 25 and wanted to know if he wanted to buy three calves. Barton told Ward he bought two Holstein heifers and one black bull from the men for $125.

After talking to the sheriff Barton returned the calves to the Roark farm and they confirmed that the calves were the ones missing from their farm. Linda Roark is Andy Roark's mother.

On April 3, 2002, Roark pleaded guilty to the burglary and stealing charge and Oregon County Circuit Judge William H. Hass sentenced him to three-years supervised probation.

On Nov. 19, 2002, the prosecutors office filed a motion to revoke Roark's probation for violations. The motion said on June 30, 2002, Roark was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana by Oregon County Deputy Luke Simmons.

He did not report the arrest to his probation officer in 48 hours as the terms of his probation specified.

Judge Hass sent him to the Missouri Department of Corrections for three years on Nov. 19, 2002.

Ward said Roark was paroled for good behavior but did not know why he was sent back to prison last week. He said the parole violation did not occur in Oregon County. Ward said when a parole violation occurs outside the county his office is not supplied with information concerning the offense; they are just notified to transport the offender.

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