Nicholas Diemel and Justin Diemel

Nicholas Diemel, 35, and Justin Diemel, 24, were in Missouri for their cattle business when they went missing.

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to tampering with a vehicle rented by two missing Wisconsin brothers.

Read: Missing Wisconsin brothers case now death investigation

KSHB-41 reports that Garland Nelson pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Monday.

Missouri prosecutors allege Nelson abandoned a rental truck used by Justin and Nick Diemel, of Shawano County, Wisconsin. The brothers were visiting the Nelson farm in Braymer, Missouri.

Garland Joseph Nelson

Garland Joseph Nelson, 25, is facing one count of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle.

The brothers were reported missing July 21 and are presumed dead. Human remains found on the Nelson farm have not yet been identified.

Read: No bond for man accused in Wisconsin brothers' disappearance 

Nelson also faces charges in Kansas of endangering the food supply. Prosecutors there say Nelson didn't have proper health papers in May when he took 35 calves from his family's farm in Missouri to a farm in Fort Scott, Kansas.

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