For Immediate Release: Nov. 20, 2013
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-673-3906
Tulsa, Okla. – A Sperry, Okla., man was convicted Monday of knowingly concealing stolen property. Terry Lee Jett, 42, was convicted after he knowingly sold stolen cattle at the Collinsville livestock auction in Collinsville, Okla.
According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier, who led the investigation, in August 2011, Jett stole and sold 9 head of cattle from an Osage County rancher who had hired him to catch and pen his cattle. Those cattle were positively identified through sale barn records as the cattle that were stolen.
Jett was sentenced to five years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and was fined $1,200 and $732 in court costs.
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 136-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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.