Ledyard E. Lewis, 41, surrendered to Tiverton police. The thefts were reported by Arthur Smith, who owns High View Farm, on March 15.
Lewis was charged with larceny over $500, a felony, and theft of animals. He was arraigned at the Tiverton Police Department and released on $10,000 personal recognizance.
Smith said the cows were worth $50,000.
Lewis said he acted alone in the theft and took the cows in payment for feed he previously sold to Smith.
via NBC 10 WJAR