John Wheeler, 67, Riverside, was arrested Jan. 13 in connection with a $40,000 cattle purchase he made at Gallatin Livestock Auction on Oct. 10, 2011. He has been charged with theft.
Wheeler wrote a check from Riverbend Cattle Company to Briscoe Cattle Company, owned by Brack Briscoe, for $40,907.55. The check was payment for cattle he had received from Briscoe. Around Oct. 25, the check was returned to