Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus Wednesday directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the ...
Edwin A. Williams, 55, of Louisiana, plead guilty to a charge of tampering with a government document and was sentenced to 20 years with the Texas Department of Corrections June 10. On Nov. 20, 2013, Williams was arrested on a charge of selling a horse with a fraudulent Coggins test ...
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., ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...