Suspect stole, sold cattle from business partner
Gainesville, Texas — When 12 head of Longhorn crossbred cattle with a familiar brand entered the ring at the Decatur Livestock Market, an eagle-eyed buyer took notice. He knew something didn’t add up, so he called the owner. His suspicions were confirmed when the … Read More

Case was a team effort between several agencies, across two states

Nacogdoches, Texas — Bad checks, bad IDs and bad deals spanning East Texas and Arkansas have put a couple behind bars. Aaron Todd Davis, 35, and Jessica Lindsay Davis, 38, face charges of livestock theft, forgery and fraud after investigations … Read More

Deer cam photos, cattle call helped prove animals were stolen

Georgetown, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Kenny Murchison was helping a sheriff’s deputy gather estray cattle last month when he spotted an identifying mark that got him wondering.

The two cows had holes in their right ears. … 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

Former employer discovered suspect sold cattle he didn’t own
FALLS COUNTY, Texas — It seemed like a mundane task: cleaning out a ranch truck following an employee’s termination. But stray papers left behind weren’t just trash. They were evidence of a crime.

When the ranch manager came across the sale receipts from … Read More

HILLSBORO, Texas — William “Willie” Rittenbaugh, 47, of Mount Calm, is behind bars in Hill County awaiting trial on five felony counts with bonds in excess of $4.25 million. The charges stem from five separate cases under investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills … Read More

BLANCHARD, Okla. — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier is seeking information in connection to the recent theft of an ATV, skid loader and numerous other tools from a Blanchard area property.

Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA is offering a cash reward … Read More

It is already shaping up to be a busy fall for Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Michael Barr, Fredericksburg. His investigations have resulted in the arrest of a metal and copper thief, indictments on two individuals suspected in the theft of 4 head of cattle from … Read More

STILWELL, Okla. — Chakota Rowdy-Ray Snow, 20, of Garvin has been charged and subsequently surrendered to authorities on 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, bogus check or confidence game. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers … Read More

William “Willie” Rittenbaugh, 47, of Mount Calm, was arrested Sept. 24, 2018, on charges of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property, a first-degree felony. The arrest is the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills. Rittenburgh is alleged to have failed to … Read More