FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Feb. 9, 2015
CONTACT: LARAMIE ADAMS
Chelsea, Okla. – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger John Cummings is seeking information on the shooting of a cow in Rogers County.
At Approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thurs. Feb. 5, a Rogers County rancher found a black 12 year-old black cow shot and killed 30 yards from the intersection of Winganon Road and NS 4200 Road near Chelsea, Okla.
The cow was shot in the head with a small caliber weapon and the suspect(s) removed the right hindquarters and some of the back strap from the dead cow. The remainder of the cow was left untouched. The cow was heavy-bred and the loss is reported at $2,500.
According to Cummings, this is the third cow/calf they know of that was killed and butchered in the area since 2010. Cummings worked a similar case in the same area in 2012.
Anyone with further information regarding this case should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or call Cummings at 918-342-0888. A cash reward may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of suspect(s). Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.
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 16,500 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.