Boyd receives three concurrent sentences.

by C.F. David

James L. Boyd received three concurrent sentences for embezzlement on Wednesday, April 4. He received five years on each charge with four years being probated.

Boyd will also have to make restitution of $10,300, and pay $200 into the victims restitution fund as well as fees into the CLEET fund.

Boyd is in the Cimarron County jail awaiting his transport to a state facility.

The charges stem from the theft of cattle from his employer Kenton rancher Jim Ferguson in late 2005 and early 2006.

The investigation began in February 2006 when New Mexico Brand Inspector Joel Gilbert contacted Cimarron County Sheriff Keith Borth about the sale of six Black Angus calves in the Clayton, N.M. sale ring. In early March, another eight calves were sold.