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Pierz man accused of cattle theft from S.D. auction barn

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WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) -- Codington County authorities have charged a 52-year-old Pierz, Minn., man with aggravated grand theft after 188 head of cattle allegedly were stolen from a Watertown auction barn March 3.

Sheriff Toby Wishard says Joey "Joe" Varner was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Fergus Falls, Minn. and was taken to the Ottertail County, Minn., jail.

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