- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an 18-year-old Jerome man is facing charges of cattle rustling.

Arizona Department of Agriculture officers say they found Jerry Paul Vojnic with two heifer calves at a Sun Valley auction in April.

The calves reportedly are worth more than $1,100.

Officers questioned Vojnic because the calves had recently been re-branded.

When Vojnic could not produce acceptable ownership papers, the department impounded the calves.

A Navajo County grand jury indicted Vojnic last month on the charges of trafficking stolen property, forgery, perjury and theft.

The investigation extended into multiple Arizona counties and included seeking a search warrant from Yavapai County Superior Court to look for evidence on the Vojnic’s family ranch in Perkinsville.

Vojnic is scheduled back in court on Sept. 29.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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