For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 2016
Contact: Laramie Adams
Seymour, Texas – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Scott Williamson and authorities are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in multiple equipment thefts in or near Baylor and Knox Counties.
According to Williamson, between July 19 and July 25 a John Deere tractor, model 5103 with a front end loader (bucket not attached) was stolen from Portwood barns south of Megargel, Texas on the Baylor and Young County line. The VIN number on the tractor is PY51034002153.
Between July 25 and Aug. 3 the Orsak barn in Seymour, Texas was burglarized. A Miller wire welder model 210 with serial number LF062810, was stolen along with various other property including chop saw, drills, tools and chains. The property was loaded into a trailer believed to be a horse or stock trailer.
Anyone with further information on these or other crimes in the Baylor and Knox County area should contact Williamson at 940-636-6203 or TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333. A $3,000 cash reward may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and 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 139-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.