TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of 4 cows from a property near Ratliff City in Carter County and 11 calves from a pasture near Stroud in Okfuskee County. Read more…

Authorities seek information on Osage County cattle theft

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier and the Osage County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of calves that were stolen sometime between Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, and Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, from an Osage County ranch near Wynona, Okla. Read more…

Ardmore man convicted of knowingly concealing stolen cattle

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Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, of  Ardmore, Okla., was convicted Dec. 16, 2014, of knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle). Blalock pleaded guilty to selling 2 stolen steers to subjects in Jefferson County in the summer of 2014. The cattle were identified by their registered brands and returned to the rightful owners near Ardmore. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cargo trailer stolen in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 3 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a cargo trailer from a property near Stilwell in Adair County. Stolen was a white 12-foot Wells Cargo brand cargo trailer with black frame, tandem axle, 6-spoke white wheels and a vertically-mounted spare tire on the trailer’s tongue. If you have any information regarding this trailer, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

Cattle thefts on the rise amid higher beef prices

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Putting beef on the table could be getting even more expensive. One reason — cattle thefts are on the rise. More and more cows are disappearing from North Texas ranches as cattle rustling becomes more lucrative. Read more or watch the video at CBS DFW…

Fairfax man arrested on larceny of livestock charge

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A Fairfax, Okla., man was arrested in Oklahoma City, Thursday and charged with larceny of domestic animals. Garrett Mitchell Gibson, 26, was arrested after Gibson allegedly stole seven head of cows from a neighboring rancher located in the Big Bend area of Osage County. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation and made the arrest. Read more…

Second Arkansas man arrested in cattle theft case

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A second Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 17 and placed in the Ouachita County, Ark., jail as a suspect in the theft of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas. The suspect, Levi Boyd, 37, of Camden, Ark. was arrested by TSCRA Special Rangers Toney Hurley and Brent Mast in Camden Ark., after the special rangers met with the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in west Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson, Dist. 8 in west Central Texas, reports 5 head of cattle missing from a property near Peacock in Stonewall County.Missing since Oct 15 are 2 black heifers, weighing approximately 500 pounds, each, with a bar over X on the right hip and an overbit in each ear; 2 black calves weighing approximately 225 pounds, each, with no brands or marks; and one black cow with unknown brands or marks. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Williamson at 940-889-2269.

Arkansas man arrested for theft of livestock after manhunt

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Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 25, of North Little Rock, Ark., was arrested in Carthage Dec. 9 and charged with multiple felonies after it was revealed that he was involved in the theft of a total of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas. Guthrey was also wanted on outstanding warrants out of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Gooseneck trailer stolen in south Central Texas

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TSCRA Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of a gooseneck trailer from a property near Marlin in Falls County some time between Dec. 7 and 8. The trailer is a 2008 dark gray 20-foot Gooseneck brand with a dark gray canvas top, VIN No. 16GS420258B062533. It may have the Texas license plate DJJ-B11, which was stolen from another trailer. If you have any information about this trailer, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Calves missing in Osage County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bert Perrier, Dist. 4 in northwest Oklahoma, reports 12 calves missing from a property near Wynona in Osage County. The dozen calves, which went missing sometime between Nov. 11 and 19, are mixed black, red or spotted heifers and steers weighing from 250 to 600 pounds, each. The calves have a Box L brand on the left hip and a notch under the left ear. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cow shot in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, reports the shooting of a cow on a property northwest of Whitehouse in Smith County. Sometime between Nov. 28 and 30, a registered Angus cow was shot dead, most likely from Smith County Road 2191. The heavy-bred cow weighed approximately 1200 pounds and was due to calve in Februrary 2015. Anyone with information is asked to call Special Ranger Hand at 903-592-5252. Anonymous tipsters may also call our Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333. A cash reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment. Anonymity is guaranteed.

Four suspects indicted in East Texas cattle theft case

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Four suspects were indicted Nov. 6 after being charged with theft of livestock in a case that involved the theft of a neighbor’s cow in Panola County. Stacey Soape, 42; Michael Nettles, 31; Elizabeth Newton, 38; and Herman Reed III, 32, all from Carthage, were indicted by the Panola County Grand Jury and arrested. TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand and Mitch Norton, Panola County Constable of precincts 2 and 3, led this investigation. TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson assisted with the investigation Read more…

Authorities searching for information in Potter County missing cattle case

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TSCRA Special Rangers Dean Bohannon and Harold Dempsey are seeking information on 25 head of livestock that are estray or were stolen from a Potter County, Texas, ranch sometime between Feb. 1, 2014 and Oct. 16, 2014. Missing from the property north of Amarillo are a 5 year-old Charolais bull, 10 head of Corriente cattle, 9 head of black cows and 5 black yearling heifers or steers weighing approximately 500 pounds, each. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: 24 calves missing in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma reports the theft of 25 head of cattle from a property near Pawhuska in Osage County. Stolen sometime on Nov. 1 were 5 steer calves and 19 heifer calves weighing approximately 650 pounds, each. The calves are black or Charolais cross, are branded with a bar over F brand on the left hip and have a swallow fork ear notch in the left ear. If you have any information on this or any of the other recent cases of missing cattle, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Calves stolen in southeast Oklahoma

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TSCRA Bart Perrier, Dist. 5 in Oklahoma, reports the Nov. 15 theft of 57 head of calves from a property near McAlester in Pittsburgh County. The calves are black mixed-breed steers and heifers weighing 450 to 550 pounds, each. All the calves had implants and have an A brand on the left hip. Some have ear tags in assorted colors. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257. Anonymous information may also be left on our Operation Cow Thief tip line at 888-830-2333. TSCRA offers a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and/or grand jury indictment of thieves.

Oklahoma woman sentenced in stolen cattle case

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Christen Leeann Allen, 31, of Haskell, Okla., was ordered Monday to pay $59,000 in restitution to the Langford Hereford Ranch and sentenced to two years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections after being found guilty of knowingly concealing stolen property. According to Perrier, the defendant sold ten head of registered cattle at the Durant Stockyards on Oct. 10, 2013. The cattle Allen sold matched the description of registered purebred cattle that were reported stolen in October 2013 by the ranch. Some of the cattle Allen sold were located and positively identified by brands and registered tattoo numbers. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in Houston area

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TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in South Texas, reports the theft of 6 head of cattle from a pasture in Houston County. On Nov. 3 a thief or thieves cut a lock to steal 1 black bull branded with “0482″ on the right side, 3 black calves, 1 light brown calf and 1 dark brown calf. The sex of the calves is unknown. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley, Dist. 12 in northeast Texas, reports 3 head of cattle missing from a property in Morris County. The three black Angus heifers weighing approximately 700 pounds, each, went missing some time between Oct. 26 and 29. They have white ear tags with numbers on the front and “Rocking F” on the back. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hurley at 903-945-3236.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in southeast Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in southeast Texas, reports 8 head of cattle stolen from a property in Leon County.  Stolen some time between Oct. 16 and 30 were 3 black cows, 1 red cow, 3 black bull calves and 1 black heifer calf. The calves weighed approximately 550 to 750 pounds, each. None of the cattle were branded or have earmarks. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.