A Louisiana man was arrested Monday, Aug. 18 for the second time this year in Salisaw, Okla., and charged with second degree theft of livestock. TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley led the investigation. Jacob Thompson, 30, was arrested by TSCRA Special Rangers Kent Dowell and Bart Perrier on a theft of livestock warrant out of Hopkins County in East Texas. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports the theft of a disc mower and caddy on Aug. 10 or 11 from a property in Mayes County. The 2011 Vermeer is a yellow model 8040 10-foot rotary disc mower, Serial no. 1VR3070Z0A3002044. The caddy is a red single-axle Stoney Point brand with white markings and the owner’s name written on the tongue. If you have any information on this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA Special Ranger Steve Martin, Dist. 30 in far South Texas, reports cattle missing from a property in Karnes County. Some time between June 22 and 30, 14 cow-calf pairs disappeared from the property on FM 2201. The 14 cows are 5 year-old cross breed tiger stripe, with a few looking mostly like Charolais, branded with a DT on their left hip. The 14 calves are of various color and weigh 200 to 300 pounds, each. The calves are not branded. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Martin at 361-358-8851.
TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 South Texas, reports the theft July 17 of a miniature horse from a barn near Alleyton in Colorado County. Missing is a 1-year-old filly, 26 inches high, weighing approximately 125 pounds with a black and white pinto pattern. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in South Texas, reports the theft of three tractors and a 10-wheel hay rake from a property in eastern Fort Bend County near Acola. Stolen on July 9 was a John Deere tractor model 6430 Premium, VIN 1o6430h515536. This tractor has an air-conditioned cab and a model 563 front end loader with a hay spear. Also taken was a John Deere 65 horsepower tractor with a front end loader and a hay spear. This tractor does not have a cab and has a toolbox mounted on the front bumper. The third tractor stolen January 2014 is a 2012 New Holland model T5070, VIN zcjh16342, with an air-conditioned cab and a model 825TL front end loader. Also missing is Read more…
Three Washington County Men were arrested and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after they were accused of stealing calves from a rancher in Burton. Earl Wain Mathis, 47, and Donnell Patterson, 17, were arrested July 25. Arthur Gantt Reliford, 38, was arrested July 24. TSCRA Special Ranger Doug Hutchison led the investigation. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in South Oklahoma reports the theft of a truck from a property in Bryan County. On July 25, a suspect or suspects drove the 1997 Dodge 2-door 1-ton flatbed pickup through a barbed-wire fence and off the property near Bokchito. The truck has the Oklahoma license plate 791-ICF, truck’s VIN is 1B6MF36D7VJ548319 and had a white 3C cube feeder and a black metal push bumper. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.
A Shelby County man turned himself in to authorities Monday, July 21, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with felony theft of livestock and released on a $4,000 bond. Hollis Neel Farris, 53, a rancher and poultry producer, was accused of taking his neighbor’s stray bull to an east Texas sale barn, pocketing the funds and denying to the victim ever seeing the bull after selling it. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in southern Central Texas, reports the theft of a horse from a Hubbard event arena in Hill County July 22. Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14 in eastern Central Texas, also reports 31 head of cross breed branded cattle missing in Freestone County. Read more…
TSCRA Special Rangers, Texas law enforcement and border security authorities would like to remind ranchers and landowners in South and West Texas near the Mexican border to not leave keys, firearms or ammunition in vehicles. Theft of ranch vehicles, including ATVs and tractors, by border crossers has been on the increase, leading to damaged fences and equipment. Firearms and ammunition left in these vehicles could fall into the wrong hands and endanger law enforcement personnel and landowners.
TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in South Texas, reports the theft of a hay baler from a property in Fort Bend County. On June 20 a thief or thieves cut a lock to steal the 2012 John Deere round hay baler, model 568, VIN 1E00568XCCC388730. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Charbula at 361-782-5209. On June 20 this hay baler was stolen from a property in Fort Bend County.
TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas reports cattle missing from a property in Bell County. The cattle are 14 mostly black crossbred steers weighing approximately 600 pounds, each, and went missing some time between May 8 and June 25. The cattle were branded with a Y on the right rib. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.
A South Texas man has been charged with a felony of obtaining property by false pretenses and a warrant was issued for his arrest in Bryan County, Okla. on Thursday. The investigation was led by TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier. On June 6, the suspect, Raymond James “RJ” Fleming, 30, purchased 40 head of livestock from the Caddo Livestock Auction, located in Bryan County, for $52,000 and issued the auction a check for purchase. Later on the same day, Fleming wrote another check to the same auction in the amount of $60,805 for the purchase of 23 additional head of cattle. Both checks were returned due to insufficient funds. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas, Dist. 21 in North Texas, reports the theft of 15 head of cattle from a property in Robertson County. Some time between June 23 and 27 a thief or thieves broke a lock and loaded 14 bred black and black baldy motley-faced heifers and one black steer. The heifers have an LF brand on their left hip and the steer weighs approximately 500 pounds and has a slit and under bit right ear and a swallow fork left ear. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Dumas at 979-828-5832.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports the July 2 theft of two saddles from a trailer located at a property in Tulsa County near Collinsville. Stolen were a 2002 Trophy Tack roping saddle with roughout fenders stamped with “Tulsa 2002,” tooling on the cantle and skirt; and a second saddle with tooling on the cantle and skirt with roughout fenders and red and black rubber on the horn. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger 918-275-4257.
Richard Theron Talley, 47, of Santon, was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday by an Erath County judge after he was convicted of one count of misapplication of fiduciary property. According to TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Talley was charged in December 2013 after he mortgaged cattle that belonged to his employer. The bank eventually repossessed the cattle and sold them. Talley is on probation in Parker, Hunt and Hill counties. TSCRA would like to thank the Erath County district attorney’s office for their work securing a strong sentence.
TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14 in East Texas, reports two horses missing from a property northwest of Van in Van Zandt County. Missing are two geldings: a black Tennessee Walking Horse with a white spot on its right side and a black and white paint. The horses have no brands and went missing some time around June 9. If you have any information about these horses, please call Special Ranger Dickson at 903-586-8733.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports 3 bulls missing from a property near Wellston in Lincoln County some time between June 9 and 10. The bulls are unbranded black Angus with yellow ear tags in the left ear numbered Y085, Y078 and Z15. Two bulls are 2 years old and weigh approximately 1,000 pounds, each. The third bull is 1 year old and smaller. If you have any information on these bulls, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a feedbunk in Rogers County. On May 25 someone loaded the homemade feedbunk onto a trailer and removed it from a property near Talala. The feedbunk is made of rust-colored steel pipe, 18 to 20 feet long and 8 feet wide. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888
Authorities with TSCRA are looking for information regarding the shooting of a South Texas horse. According to TSCRA Special Ranger Sonny Seewald, on the night of May 23 or the morning of May 24, someone shot a horse at the Lucky Feedlot in Devine. The victim is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of those involved. Anyone with information should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333.