For Immediate Release: March 20, 2012
Contact: Marissa Patton, 512-469-0171
PAWHUSKA, OKLA.– An Osage County man suspected of stealing 6 head of cattle plead not guilty to larceny of domesticated animals in Osage County District Court Mar. 15. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier is leading the ongoing investigation along with the help of Osage County deputies, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Burke and Sergeant Steve Talburt.
Dennis Paul Burress, Jr., 28, of Skiatook, Okla., is currently being held at the Osage County jail in Pawhuska, Okla. after he allegedly stole 3 cows and 3 calves from a rancher in Osage County. His bond is set for $5,000.
Burress was identified as a suspect in the case after Perrier obtained sale documents and security footage from Tulsa Stockyards Inc. in Tulsa, Okla.
Perrier says this case is still under investigation.
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 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 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.