Lynn Masey, 40, of Ardmore, Okla, surrendered to authorities July 20 at the Cook County Jail in Gainesville, Texas, after a felony warrant was issued for his arrest. Masey was suspected in the theft of 90 head of cattle over a 9-month period from two Oklahoma ranchers who had entrusted Masey with care of their livestock. The cattle were sold at livestock markets in Overbrook and Waurika in Oklahoma.
TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney led the investigation with Cook County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jimmie Anne Harp.
After his arrest Masey was released on a $20,000 bond.
“This case provides an example of how important it is to know who you are doing business with,” said McKinney. “Cattle thieves often take advantage of others because they think they can get away with it. This was not the case for this suspect. I appreciate Sgt. Harp and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for working with me to arrest another cattle thief.”
TSCRA would also like to thank Sgt. Harp and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance during this investigation.