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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Pullman area rancher jailed for animal cruelty


COLFAX — Pullman area rancher Marcus Jacobson, 71, is facing two years in jail after failing to sell his cattle herd as punishment for two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Jacobson was found guilty last month after two cows were noticed to be in poor health on his property near LaCrosse.

Following his conviction, the rancher was prohibited from owning animals of any kind and was given two weeks to sell his herd or face jail time.

A court hearing on Friday, July 1 revealed that Jacobson still had cattle in his possession, and he was subsequently booked into the county jail on Wednes...

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