Richard Kenneth Nelson, 41, formerly of Montevideo, has been sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and pay restitution after pleading guilty to felony charges in Chippewa County District Court in connection with the theft of cattle in Lac qui Parle County and for receiving stolen goods at his Montevideo farm site.


Richard Kenneth Nelson, 41, formerly of Montevideo, has been sentenced to serve 90 days in jail and pay restitution after pleading guilty to felony charges in Chippewa County District Court in connection with the theft of cattle in Lac qui Parle County and for receiving stolen goods at his Montevideo farm site.

Nelson pleaded guilty on April 4 and sentencing was administered by Judge Paul A. Nelson on May 22.

Three days of Nelson’s 90-day sentence were stayed because he served three days in jail at the time of his arrest.

Nelson was arrested on Jan. 31, 2012, and charged with the theft of 26 cattle, valued at more than $40,000, from a rural Madison feedlot. He was also found guilty of illegal possession of three pieces of previously stolen equipment.