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The third individual suspected of being involved in a cattle rustling scheme in Antelope County was sentenced Wednesday in district court for his involvement.
Twenty-six year old Errik Dummitt pleaded no contest to a Class IV felony count of attempted theft in Antelope County District Court as part of a plea deal. In return, prosecutors dropped a felony theft charge.
Judge Mark Johnson sentenced Dummitt to 24 months probation and 180 days in the Antelope County Jail with credit for one day served to be served at the end of his probation, unless waived by the court. He must also pay $145 court costs and $600 restitution. Dummitt is required to write a letter of apology to the victims.
Prosecutors say Dummitt helped load cattle that had been stolen as part of a scheme devised by Rebecca Robbins of Lyons. Robbins arranged for the sale of cattle from an Antelope County farm that didn't belong to her to a Columbus couple.
Robbins was sentenced to 40 months to 10 years in prison for her involvement in December. Her ex-boyfriend, Benjamin Johnson, was sentenced to five years of probation for his involvement in February.