Lincoln man accused in cattle theft gets prison time

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP)  A 53-year-old Lincoln man accused of trying to sell stolen cattle has been given two years in prison.

Reports say  that Cork Tyan was sentenced Friday. Tyan had taken a deal in which he pleaded guilty to theft and attempted theft. Prosecutors lowered one of the theft charges in exchange for Tyan’s pleas.

Authorities say Tyan went to a Gage County sale barn in February and tried to sell some calves that later proved to have been stolen from a rancher in Hayes County. Authorities also say Tyan admitted stealing barbed wire from a Beatrice store.

Tyan has been living in Lincoln.