Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger James Bennett, District 27 in South Central Texas, reports the theft of two Boer goats from a property in Bexar County. The theft of the first goat, an adult nanny, occurred on March 17, 2020. The suspect then returned on … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, District 14 in East Texas, reports cattle missing in Van Zandt County. The cattle are four black Brangus cross cows, one with a CMD brand on right thigh; plus two black and one red heifer. … Read More

Theft and scams on the rise during uncertain times
Fort Worth, Texas — The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the cattle market has been dramatic already. But that’s not the only threat to ranchers’ livelihood, according to Scott Williamson. The executive director of law enforcement, brand and inspection services for Texas and … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Marvin Wills, District 15 in Central Texas, reports 35 head of cattle missing from a property in Bell County. The 35 mixed-color yearling steers weigh approximately 800 pounds, each, and have a quarter circle over J brand, with no bar … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, District 24 on the Gulf Coast, reports the theft of an ATV from a property three miles south of Bellville in Austin County. Sometime after Feb. 29 a thief or thieves removed a chain from a metal gate … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Ben Eggleston talked to KGNC in Amarillo about the theft of 262 head of cattle from a Lipscomb County ranch, and the $11,000 reward offered for information. He also gives theft prevention tips and how TSCRA’s special rangers investigate agricultural crime cases … Read More

Jonathan Wesley Wright used counterfeit checks and ID to scam sellers in multiple states
Galveston, Texas — Jonathan Wesley Wright, or Trip McKenzie according to his fake driver’s license, said he’d turn himself in on December 9. Instead, he ran.

But exactly three months later, the 37-year-old was stopped when the U.S. … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in Central Texas, reports two head of cattle missing from a property in Limestone County. The Hereford bull and Angus cow have a JF connected brand on the right hip. The cow … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand, District 13 in East Texas, reports a Rusk County rancher near Laneville had a black eight-foot shop-built Coker trailer stolen sometime between Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020. The trailer is customized as a bulk feed trailer … Read More

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, District 24 in the Gulf Coast region, reports a truck and tools stolen in Galveston County. The 1997 Toyota Tacoma VIN no. 4TAVL52N1WZ107769, plate no. GGV-5771, and numerous ranch tools were stolen from a ranch barn sometime after … Read More