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 of Dayton were taken into custody Wednesday.
According to TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Belt, the suspects allegedly stole 8 saddles and an ATV from a rancher in Liberty County. Six of the saddles and the ATV were recovered and returned to the owner.
All 3 suspects had served prison time for past crimes. Both Redmond and Ambrose were on parole at the time of the arrest.
The suspects are in custody in the Liberty County jail. No bond has been set at this time.
TSCRA would like to thank Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Michelle Watson, DPS Corporal Rob Willoughby, and Liberty County Deputy Michelle Giaquinto for their assistance with the arrests.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.