Arrest made in connection to Tulare dairy farmer death


FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The Tulare County Sheriff’s make arrest in the death of local dairy farmer 56-year-old Anthony Dragt. 

Tulare Sheriff Boudreaux said they arrested 26-year-old Jorge Rivera.

26-year-old Jorge Rivera

Sheriff Boudreaux said Rivera does have a criminal history including time spent in prison.

56-year-old Anthony Dragt (Courtesy of Dragt Family)

It happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Avenue 352 and Road 100.

The victim was identified as 56-year-old Anthony Dragt. He died near his home just north of Visalia. Detectives said he was shot several times and died on scene.

Employees said Dragt owned the dairy farms in this area, where several of his them lived. They said it’s tragic news, and described him as a good boss.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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