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Lyon to face federal charges before state's

A Perrin man arrested nearly a year ago is still awaiting indictment for felony cattle theft.

Tony Eugene Lyon, 52, was arrested July 24, 2015 and charged with first-degree felony theft of livestock of over $200,000 after stealing steers from a Nebraska rancher.

Special Ranger John Bradshaw with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association said he has completed his investigation to be filed with the 271st Judicial District Attorney’s office.

But the state case will not proceed until a federal investigation and trial concludes resulting from charges filed from the same instance.

Bradshaw said he is unsure of the exact wording of the federal charges, but they boil to more than 140 counts of wire fraud.

Attempts to reach the prosecutor for the case, Assistant US Attorney Nancy Larson, were unsuccessful prior to press time.

“After the feds get done with him, the state’s going to go from there,” Bradshaw said.

To read the complete article, see the July 29 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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