FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 5, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Carthage, Texas – A Camden, Ark. man was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by the Panola County Court Judge after being found guilty of stealing cattle and ranching equipment across Texas and Arkansas.
In Dec. 2014, Levi Boyd, 36, of Camden, Ark. was arrested by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers Marvin Wills, Toney Hurley, Brent Mast, Hal Dumas and Larry Hand after an investigation revealed that Boyd was involved with stealing approximately 70 head of cattle and ranching equipment in Texas and Arkansas. Boyd’s arrest was directly connected to the arrest of Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 25, of North Little Rock, Ark. Guthrey is still awaiting trial.
The Panola County Court at Law Judge Terry D. Bailey sentenced Boyd to serve a term of 10 years incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Institutional Division. Boyd was also ordered to pay restitution of $11,158.35 to the victim and $17,546.65 to a cattle auction’s insurance company.
“We are glad a strong sentence was handed down today,” said Hand. “I am pleased this cattle thief was held accountable for his actions and justice ultimately prevailed.”
TSCRA would like to thank Judge Bailey, Panola County District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office and the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this 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 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 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.