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·         Farmer's chilling story sheds light on man arrested in Diemel case

… "I had talked to Nick multiple times prior to him going missing," says Foster. "The last time I talked to Nick was July 5th, and then the previous time I had talked to him before that, I remember him saying that he had told Joey to sell the cattle to send him a check." Foster continues, "Then this last time I said, 'Well did you ever get a check or did you get paid?' And he said, 'Oh, they sent me a check but it wasn’t any good.' Something like that. And he was going to go down and basically beat his ass or whatever, but still, a normal response to somebody who owes him over a quarter million dollars"…

 

·         Report: Farmer reveals audio recording of man connected to missing Shawano County brothers

… The two men then partnered in November on some cattle; first a herd of 31, then 100 more from Nick and Justin Diemel’s livestock company in Wisconsin… Foster started secretly recording his conversations with Nelson. When he asked for money, Nelson told him he didn’t have it. One audio recording shows him referencing one of the Diemel brothers. “I told Justin, I said Justin, I know we owe you an [expletive] load of money,” the audio recording says…

 

 

 

Farmer's chilling story sheds light on man arrested in Diemel case

 

By Aisha Morales, WBAY (WI)

Aug 07, 2019

 

GREEN BAY, Wis./FORT SCOTT, Kansas. (WBAY) - A Kansas farmer is sharing details about his business encounters with a man charged in connection to the Diemel brothers death investigation.

 

David Foster tells Action 2 News that he once called Garland "Joey" Nelson a friend. Foster says that relationship changed when business dealings with Nelson crumbled.

 

The owners of a Bonduel, Wis. business also did business with Nelson. Nick and Justin Diemel disappeared July 21 after visiting Nelson's sprawling farm in Braymer, Mo. The disappearance is a death investigation.

 

Nelson, 25, is charged with Tampering with a Vehicle in relation to the disappearance of the Diemel brothers. A probable cause statement says Nelson admitted to driving Nick Diemel's rental truck on the day of the disappearance.

 

On July 30, searchers found human remains on Nelson's 74-acre farm. Those remains have yet to be identified.

 

We're learning more about Joey Nelson from David Foster, the owner of Cash Cow Enterprises in Fort Scott, Kansas. Foster says their relationship began when Joey Nelson reached out to him about doing some business.

 

Foster says his frustrations grew when Nelson failed to pay up.

 

"I was getting a little bit more aggravated and he was coming up with more elaborate excuses, and one time he was basically threatening to commit suicide and all this, and it’s like the last thing I want to do is be the reason why somebody offs themselves," says Foster.

 

Foster said Nelson raised cattle for him. As the business deal soured, the cattle were returned to Foster in poor condition.

 

"Mine were returned, they were malnourished, starved, I mean skin and bone," says Foster. "I had to help pick the calves up off the ground, onto the trailer, just so I could move them off my property."

 

Foster started talking with other farmers who had similar stories about Joey Nelson.

 

"I called them up, and I started asking them about their relationship to Joey, and what I found was that they did not have a partnership with Joey, they might have done business with him once, but they said 'He’s a liar, he’s a thief, he’s a crook' and all this stuff. And I’m like, 'Yeah I’m starting to get that,'" Foster says.

 

Foster says he spoke with Nick Diemel several times and shared frustrations about business dealings with Nelson.

 

"I had talked to Nick multiple times prior to him going missing," says Foster. "The last time I talked to Nick was July 5th, and then the previous time I had talked to him before that, I remember him saying that he had told Joey to sell the cattle to send him a check."

 

Foster continues, "Then this last time I said, 'Well did you ever get a check or did you get paid?' And he said, 'Oh, they sent me a check but it wasn’t any good.' Something like that. And he was going to go down and basically beat his ass or whatever, but still, a normal response to somebody who owes him over a quarter million dollars."

 

Foster tells us the disappearance of the Diemel brothers hits close to home.

 

"My banker threatened that we were going to go up there and start counting cattle, find out what had happened and why haven’t they been sold, and all this, which I envision is eerily similar to what the Diemels were going through," says Foster.

 

Eventually, Foster cut ties with Joey Nelson.

 

"Basically, I cut off all ties with Joey, I think it was May 16th, is the last text that I sent him, of this year, we had done business since May 11th, of 2018," says Foster. "That was the first contract that he signed here at my farm, in Kansas, to do some business together."

 

Foster started looking into Nelson's history. He discovered Nelson had spent two years in federal prison for fraud.

 

"I started doing all my own research. It didn’t take very long to find, oh, he’s already been in prison for 18 months or something like that. And so after he had dumped the cattle on my property, that’s when I really started diving in. Like, hey this is the last straw, this isn’t right, something is definitely wrong," says Foster.

 

The Kansas businessman saved phone conversations and texts with Nelson.

 

"Every little thing was a lie...

 

more, including video report [2:38 min.]  

https://www.wbay.com/content/news/Farmers-chilling-story-sheds-light-on-man-arrested-in-Diemel-case-526190251.html

 

 

Report: Farmer reveals audio recording of man connected to missing Shawano County brothers

 

By: NBC26 Staff, Nathan Vickers KCTV5, Associated Press

via NBC Green Bay (WI) - Aug 07, 2019

 

A Kansas farmer is revealing new information about a man connected to two missing Wisconsin brothers, Nicholas and Justin Diemel.

 

In an interview with KCTV5 in Missouri, David Foster said he used to work with Garland Joseph (Joey) Nelson. Nelson is in jail without bail on charges of tampering with a rental truck the brothers used during their Missouri trip.

 

Nelson is accused of driving the truck from a farm near Braymer visited by the brothers during a business trip for their cattle operation in Wisconsin. The truck was found abandoned July 22.

 

Police found human remains on the farm but have not yet identified them.

 

David Foster farms in Bourbon County, Kansas. In addition to the dairy, he owns Cash Cow Enterprises. It was through that business he met a cattleman from northwest Missouri: Joey Nelson.

 

According to the interview with KCTV5, the two cattlemen first met in 2018, when Nelson contacted Foster about a metal shed he had for sale through Cash Cow Enterprises.

 

Nelson offered to tear the building down himself and reassemble it on his own farm. The two men soon began talking on the phone on a regular basis. They entered another agreement with a pair of refrigerated trailers, KCTV5 reports.

 

The two men then partnered in November on some cattle; first a herd of 31, then 100 more from Nick and Justin Diemel’s livestock company in Wisconsin.

 

“Our arrangement was that I was going to purchase the calves,” said Foster. “He was going to feed and raise them and when they got to weaning weight, we were going to sell them and split the profit.”

 

But things started to go sour. Foster says Nelson stopped making payments on the trailers and the shed.

 

“You felt like you got stabbed in the back,” said Foster.

 

The cattle deal wasn’t going well either.

 

“It came time to be due for them to be weaned and sold and he was coming up with all these excuses and stories as to why he hadn't sold them,” said Foster.

 

Foster started secretly recording his conversations with Nelson. When he asked for money, Nelson told him he didn’t have it. One audio recording shows him referencing one of the Diemel brothers.

 

“I told Justin, I said Justin, I know we owe you an [expletive] load of money,” the audio recording says.

 

He tells Nelson that he’s ready to hurt himself, or someone else.

 

One audio recording says: “Short of pulling a gun on somebody and hoping I don’t go to jail!"

 

“I was ready to visit him face to face and tell him we needed to count cattle,” said Foster...

 

more, including video report [4:55 min.] 

https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/report-farmer-reveals-audio-recording-of-man-connected-to-missing-shawano-county-brothers