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.
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 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 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 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 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…
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
TSCRA Special Ranger Max Hartmann, Dist. 26 in south Central Texas, reports the theft of 14 head of cattle from a ranch in Menard and Mason counties. Some time after Oct. 6, a thief or thieves cut the chain on a fence to steal 8 Angus Plus cows 5 black calves and 1 Hereford bull. The cows are branded with an “I -” (I bar) on the left side, steer calves have an under bit left ear, heifer calves an under bit right ear, and the Hereford bull is branded SR on the left hip. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hartmann at 830-669-2429.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in northwest Oklahoma, reports 7 head of cattle missing from a property near Fairfax in Osage County. The 3 black and 4 black baldy cows went missing some time between Oct 17 and 24, and have blue ear tags in their left ear and the 4B brand on their left hip. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.
TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of 50 portable cattle panels from a property in Hill County. Some time between Oct. 15 and 17, a thief or thieves drove through a locked gate to steal the panels. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.
Across the country, cattle prices continue to climb. That means profits for some ranchers — and huge potential payoffs for cattle thieves. Drought in states like Texas and Oklahoma caused the cost of feed to rise, forcing ranchers to sell off their cattle stock. Now that feed prices are back down this fall, ranchers are looking to replenish their dwindling herds — and since cattle supply is low, that demand is driving the cost way up. NPR talked to TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman about the cost of cattle theft to ranchers, and the ways to prevent becoming a victim. Read or listen to the story at National Public Radio…
TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14, reports 4 heifers missing from a property near Rice in Navarro County. The cattle went missing some time between Sept. 9 and 11 and were possibly originally estray, but now may be stolen. Missing are a heavy bred Brahman heifer, a bred Hereford heifer and 4 black Angus heifers. Some had orange ear tags. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Dickson at 903-586-8733.
An Oklahoma woman was convicted Oct. 8 by a Bryan County jury for knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle). According to lead investigator TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Christen Leeann Allen, 31, of Haskell, Okla., sold ten head of cattle at the Durant Stockyards on Oct. 10, 2013, that matched the description of registered purebred cattle reported stolen by the Langford Hereford Ranch. During the investigation some of the livestock sold by Allen were located and positively identified through brands and registered tattoo numbers. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of livestock, three saddles, seven bridles and several tools that were stolen from a Harrison County cattle ranch sometime between Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30. Read more…