A Wendover, Nev., man has been sentenced to a year in jail and a $15,000 fine for the theft of eight head of cattle in 1987.

Ross Lindsey, 60, formerly of Cleveland, Emery County, also was ordered by 6th District Judge David Mower to pay $1,717 in restitution. His term in the Sevier County Jail is to begin May 17.Lindsey was convicted in February by an eight-member jury of stealing the cattle from a Wayne County rancher, said Terry Menlove, chief of livestock identification for the Utah Department of Agriculture.

The cattle were sold at a Spanish Fork livestock auction in 1987, but notes taken by brand inspector Clyde Argyle and Wayne County Sheriff Kerry Ekker led to the conviction, Menlove said.

Argyle questioned Lindsey at the sale, and the two bills of sale he had presented were proven to be invalid, he said.