For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2010
Contact: Carmen Fenton
MARLIN, TEXAS – Two Falls County brothers were arrested today on four charges of cattle theft in Falls County. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills led the investigation with the help of Falls County Deputy Mike Russ and Agent Jonas Ybarra, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Misael Escobar, 37, and his brother Ricardo Cadallero, 28, both of Marlin, Texas, allegedly stole eight head of cattle from two different Falls County ranchers.
The cattle were recovered and returned to the owners.
Both men are currently being held at the Falls County jail in Marlin, Texas. Bond has not been set.
Theft of cattle is a third degree felony. Each charge could carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
TSCRA has 29 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 133-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 51.5 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.