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Chireno Man Indicted on Three Counts of Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014

Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Nacogdoches, Texas – A Chireno, Texas, man turned himself in to authorities today after he was indicted by a Grand Jury on three counts of felony livestock theft. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand was the lead investigator on the . . . → Read More:

Sperry, Okla., man convicted of knowingly concealing stolen property

For Immediate Release: Nov. 20, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Tulsa, Okla. – A Sperry, Okla., man was convicted Monday of knowingly concealing stolen property. Terry Lee Jett, 42, was convicted after he knowingly sold stolen cattle at the Collinsville livestock auction in Collinsville, Okla.

According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association . . . → Read More:

Two San Jacinto County Cattle Theft Suspects Surrender to Authorities

For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Coldsprings, Texas – Two San Jacinto County suspects turned themselves in today after they were accused of stealing three head of cattle from a San Jacinto County rancher. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Brent Mast led the investigation. TSCRA . . . → Read More:

Former Lincoln County District Judge Charged with Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Oklahoma City – The leader of a confessed cattle theft ring was handed four indictments by an Oklahoma multi-county grand jury Thursday. Former Lincoln County District Judge Craig Key, 48, of Chandler, Okla., was charged with 26 felony charges including embezzlement and cattle . . . → Read More:

Washington County Man Charged with Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: July 24, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Brenham, Texas – A Washington County man was arrested Tuesday by authorities after he was charged with third degree felony cattle theft.

Boysie Deleon Cole, 18, allegedly stole a small calf from a Washington rancher. The victim’s neighbor reportedly witnessed Cole taking the . . . → Read More:

Convicted Cattle Thief Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Hillsboro, Texas – A 53-year-old Cleburne man was sentenced to 15 years in prison today after he was found guilty of stealing five calves from a Johnson County rancher.

In 2010, Terry Shawn Linville sold five calves at the Hubbard Livestock Market, but . . . → Read More:

Truck and Copper Theft Suspect Arrested in Claremore, Okla.

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Claremore, Okla. – Authorities have arrested a Chelsea man who they believe is responsible for the May theft of a pickup truck and 3,000 pounds of stranded copper stolen from a ranch near Chelsea, Okla.

Matthew James Fuller, 26, was apprehended Tuesday by . . . → Read More:

Authorities looking for suspects in copper theft case

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Claremore, Okla. – Authorities with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are seeking information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the theft of a pickup truck and 3,000 pounds of stranded copper wire worth approximately $7,000 stolen from a . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers Offer Reward for Copper Wire Stolen Near Chelsea, Okla.

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Claremore, Oklahoma – Authorities with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in the theft of a pickup truck and 3,000 pounds of stranded . . . → Read More:

Poteau Man Jailed in LaFlore County on Cattle Theft Charges

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Poteau, Okla. – A Poteau, Okla., man was arrested Thursday by Special Ranger Bart Perrier on a warrant for four counts of Larceny of Livestock.

Kevin Lyle Hanna, 50, was charged with allegedly stealing four commercial cows that were branded and ear-notched from . . . → Read More:

Freestone County man Indicted on Felony Theft Charges

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Fairfield, Texas – A four month cattle theft investigation concluded Wednesday after a Freestone County man surrendered himself to authorities.

Jackie Lynn Farish, 68, of Wortham, was indicted April 24, 2013, on third degree felony theft regarding missing livestock.

In December 2012, TSCRA . . . → Read More:

Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty in Horse Theft Cases

For Immediate Release: Feb. 26, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906

Pawhuska, Okla. – A Wynona, Okla. man pleaded guilty Thursday on 2 felony counts of Larceny of Domestic Animals after stealing 2 horses he was hired to break and train.

Michael John Delaney II, 28, received a 10 year deferred sentence with supervised . . . → Read More:

Cattle Raisers to Host Ranch Gathering in Alpine

For Immediate Release: Jan. 7, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Holland Hotel in Alpine. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

Attendees will meet Ronnie Hunt, the . . . → Read More:

Second Suspect in 2011 Muskogee County Cattle Theft Case Charged

For Immediate Release: Dec. 4, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Muskogee, Okla. – A second suspect pleaded guilty Friday to livestock theft charges after stealing cattle from a Muskogee County rancher in September 2011.

Joseph Tanner Harper, 20, of Haskell, Okla., was sentenced to 2, five-year deferred sentences to run concurrently and over . . . → Read More:

Alleged Cattle Thief Held in DeWitt County

For Immediate Release: Nov. 9, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Cuero, Texas – Two suspects were arrested and jailed in Dewitt County Saturday after they were charged with stealing cattle from the Cuero Livestock Commission and a Yoakum rancher. TSCRA Special Rangers Gary Baros and Jimmy Belt led the investigation.

Kimberly Villarreal, 23, . . . → Read More:

Authorities Searching for Suspects Involved in Cow Shooting

For Immediate Release: Nov. 6, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Rio Vista, Texas – Authorities with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are looking for a possible suspect or suspects involved in the shooting of 1 cow at the Smith Ranch alongside County Road 1220 in Johnson County.

According to TSCRA . . . → Read More:

Authorities Searching for Suspects Involved in Calf Shootings

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 . . . → Read More:

Suspects Arrested for Van Zandt County Ranch Theft

For Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – Two suspects were arrested for felony theft of property after allegedly stealing $5,000 worth of welding equipment and ranch tools from a rancher in Van Zandt County.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand worked the . . . → Read More:

Houston Man Arrested on Cattle Theft Charges

For Immediate Release: Sept. 12 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Houston – A Houston man was arrested today by authorities after he was charged with third degree felony livestock theft.

Derrick McCoy, 43, is accused of stealing 3 head of cattle in May from the Mid Tex Livestock Auction in Navasota worth . . . → Read More:

Three Suspects Charged with Felony Property Theft

For Immediate Release: Aug. 31 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Liberty, Texas – A Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) investigation has led to the arrest of 3 suspects charged with felony property theft.

Donald Ray Redmond Jr., 41, of Liberty, David Matthews Ambrose, 31, and Vicki Lynn Byrd, 32, both . . . → Read More:

TSCRA to Host Ranch Gathering in Lubbock

For Immediate Release: Aug. 30 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Saturday, Sept. 8, at Cagle Steaks in Lubbock. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

Texas State House Representatives Charles Perry, . . . → Read More:

Horse Thief Arrested on 5 Felony Charges

For Immediate Release: Aug. 30 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Houston – A joint investigation between the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and the Lufkin Police Department has led to the arrest of a La Marque, Texas, man charged with felony livestock theft and felony credit card abuse in Angelina . . . → Read More:

Alleged Cattle Thief Arrested in Houston

For Immediate Release: Aug. 23 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Houston – A Washington County man was arrested today by authorities after he was charged with third degree felony livestock theft. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Doug Hutchison and Washington County Sheriff’s Investigator Damon Wegner led the investigation.

Benjamin . . . → Read More:

Reward Offered for Cattle Thefts in Mason and Kimble Counties

For Immediate Release: Aug. 13 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and CA Cattle Co. in Mason, Texas, are offering a $2,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspects involved in the theft of cattle from the . . . → Read More:

Brenham Man Arrested for Cattle Theft

For Immediate Release: July 31 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Brenham, Texas – A Brenham man is behind bars after he was arrested for allegedly stealing 1 head of cattle from a Washington County ranch where he was employed. Doug Hutchison, special ranger for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) . . . → Read More:

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Horse Theft

For Immediate Release: July 26 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

Pawhuska, Okla. – A Wynona, Okla. man was arraigned on 2 felony counts of Larceny of Domestic Animals Tuesday after he confessed to stealing 2 horses he was hired to break and train.

Michael John Delaney II, 26, turned himself in to authorities Monday. . . . → Read More:

Former Hopkins County Chief Investigator Joins TSCRA as Special Ranger

For Immediate Release: July 12 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Former Hopkins County Chief Investigator Toney Hurley has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a special ranger for District 12 in Northeast Texas. Hurley replaces TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman who was relocated to . . . → Read More:

U.S. Cattle Thief, Federal Fugitive Found in Mexico

For Immediate Release: July 11 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

HOUSTON – A cattle thief missing since March was located and extradited by U.S. Marshals Tuesday in Mexico. Ronald Shepard, 36, is in federal custody and expected to be arraigned today in Houston.

Shepard was wanted for federal bond default in the . . . → Read More:

TSCRA to Host Ranch Gathering in Spearman; Cattle Theft Topic of Discussion

For Immediate Release: July 10 , 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Come join the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) for a ranch gathering Thursday, July 19, at the O’Loughlin Center in Spearman. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary beef dinner.

TSCRA Special Ranger Ben . . . → Read More:

Former Oklahoma Game Warden Joins TSCRA as Special Ranger

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Former Oklahoma Game Warden Paul Cornett has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a special ranger for District 3 in Oklahoma.

District 3 includes Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Grady, Hughes, Johnston, Kiowa, . . . → Read More: