2 men plead guilty in connection to cattle theft

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection to the theft of nine steers and seven cows.

The Idaho State Journal reports that Anselmo Lopez and Valentin Lopez each pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of grand theft by receiving, possessing or disposing of stolen property.

The men were charged after the cattle were stolen between December 2014 and April 2016.

According to a new release issued by law enforcement officials earlier this year, the cattle, which belonged to Chris Drakos of Blackfoot, were valued at $19,200.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 23.