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Published November 07, 2013, 07:54 PM

Three of Rodney Brossart's children took the stand on Thursday

The case of Lakota farmer Rodney Brossart, accused of stealing cattle and threatening deputies, is in the hands of the jury Thursday evening. The prosecution and defense rested, and the jury started deliberations around 3:45 Thursday afternoon.

By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ

The case of Lakota farmer Rodney Brossart, accused of stealing cattle and threatening deputies, is in the hands of the jury Thursday evening. The prosecution and defense rested, and the jury started deliberations around 3:45 Thursday afternoon.

Three of Rodney Brossart's children took the stand Thursday and recounted what happened June 22nd 2011 - when six stray cattle wandered onto their property. They said at first, thinking the cows were their own they organized to chase them back into their pasture. But they quickly realized that the cows' ear tags were from another herd. The cows then walked across the Brossart field into a former missile silo site, where they were penned. This led to a a several month low-grade stand off with police after a neighbor inquired about his cows.

Brossart and his family refused to allow police on their farmstead. Brossart is charged with three misdemeanors and two felonies, including terrorizing and theft of property.

We will have more developments on the trial as they come in.

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