Dead cattle found in Linn County, owner facing charges

(Linn County, IA) -- A Linn County Iowa man's facing charges after numerous dead cattle were found on his property earlier this month. The Sheriff's Office says the Angus cattle did not have enough food or shelter. Deputies first arrived on February 11th, after a complaint about neglected cattle in rural Lisbon. Sheriff's deputies attempted to work with the owner and a local vet to ensure the rest of the cattle were cared for. Deputies, however, returned and found more dead cattle.

On Monday, February 15, 2021, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant and rescued 18 head of cattle from this location.

The Iowa Farm Animal Care organization, the Iowa Beef Industry Council, and the Iowa Cattleman’s Association helped the Linn County Sheriff’s Office find a safe location to take the remaining cattle and arranged transportation.

Forty-three-year-old Brian Greazel of Mt Vernon was taken into custody and is charged with Livestock Neglect Resulting in Death.

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