MIDLAND - A Midland man accused of cattle theft charges in Midland and Martin counties surrendered himself to authorities on Monday.
34-year-old William Lovelace is charged with stealing 60 calves and one cow on three occasions from his employer last year.
He then sold cattle at the Big Spring Livestock Auction for more than $32,000.
When he was questioned by officials, Lovelace claimed his employer had given them to him.
After that, he fled to New Mexico and was eventually arrested in Big Horn, Montana.
Lovelace is now being held at the Midland County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing and that there could be other suspects in the theft.