Oklahoma City, Okla. – A Fairfax, Okla., man was arrested in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday and charged with larceny of domestic animals. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation.
Garrett Mitchell Gibson, 26, was arrested by Perrier after Gibson allegedly stole seven head of cows from a neighboring rancher located in the Big Bend area of Osage County.
Perrier said Gibson was barricaded in a house closet when the arrest was made. The Oklahoma City Police Department took custody of Gibson and transported him to the Oklahoma County jail. He will eventually be transported to the Osage County jail.
According to Perrier, Gibson stole and sold the seven head of cows on three different days in October 2014. Gibson allegedly sold the cattle at three different livestock markets in Pawnee, Blackwell and Newkirk, all located in north-central Oklahoma.
The cows belong to an Osage County rancher who pastured the cattle within a couple of miles of Gibson’s residence.
TSCRA would like to thank the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office and Investigator Doug Elliott with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.
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 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 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.