Bonham, Texas – A Bonham, Texas man was arrested Wednesday at his residence for third degree felony theft of livestock after writing worthless checks to purchase cattle.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Toney Hurley led the investigation.
According to Hurley, the suspect, Timothy Randall Mayo, 45, of Bonham, Texas wrote a worthless check to the Sulphur Springs Livestock and Dairy Auction for cattle he purchased in February.
After Mayo was arrested on Wednesday at his residence in Bonham, Hurley took him to the Bonham Police Department where a magistrates hearing was held by Fannin County Justice of the Peace, Royce W. Smithey.
Mayo was transferred to the Hopkins County Jail where he is being held on a $40,000 bond for third degree felony theft of livestock. Additional charges are expected to be filed in this case.
TSCRA appreciates the Bonham Police Department and Hopkins County Jail for their assistance in this investigation.
For a photo of Mayo, visit http://www.tscra.org/images/mugshots/MAYO_MUGSHOT.jpg
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 139-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 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.