For Immediate Release: Oct. 21, 2011
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
BASTROP, TEXAS – An investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Doug Hutchison led to the arrest of 2 siblings on charges of livestock theft. The suspects were arrested after allegedly stealing 9 head of cattle in December 2008 from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter pilot who was serving in Iraq.
Diana Marie Brown, 27, Elgin, was served with 2 charges Thursday while serving time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on an unrelated crime.
Her brother, Garrett Wayne Brown, 20, Lexington, was arrested in September 2011 in Lee County. Garrett Brown faces 1 charge of theft and is currently out on a $25,000 bond.
“A good tip from an informant and solid record keeping by the livestock markets helped us capture the suspects,” said Hutchison.
TSCRA would like to thank Junior Tucker, Bastrop County sheriff’s deputy; Terry Pickering, Bastrop County sheriff; Bryan Goertz, Bastrop County district attorney; David Lewis, Bastrop County district attorney investigator; Michael York, Lee County sheriff’s deputy; Rodney Meyer, Lee County sheriff; Paul Jordan, Williamson County sheriff’s office crime analyst; James Wilson, Williamson County sheriff; and Don Andrews, Williamson County adult probation officer.
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.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 79.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.