For Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
Centerville, Texas – Authorities with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are looking for a possible suspect or suspects involved with the shooting of 3 calves alongside FM 831 in Leon County.
According to TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, 2 calves are believed to have been shot early Monday morning. The calves were located on FM 831, south of Buffalo, and approximately 2.5 miles east of Highway 75.
Mast said another calf was found shot in the head in the same area, but that shooting occurred a few days prior. Authorities believe that the 2 shootings are connected.
Anyone with information on the case should contact Mast at (936) 714-9066 or the Leon County Sheriff’s office at (903) 536-2749.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.