FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Claremore, Okla. – A Claremore, Okla. man was arrested Saturday in Rogers County on a felony warrant for two counts of larceny of livestock after stealing six calves from a rancher in Rogers County.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Agent Ricky Rushing and authorities with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office worked with Perrier throughout the investigation.
According to Perrier, the investigation began in the fall of 2015 when the suspect, Robert Luis Rulo, Jr., 43 Claremore, Okla. stole six calves from a neighboring rancher near the Tiawah Hills area in Rogers County. Rulo sold them at local livestock auctions in Tulsa and Collinsville, Okla.
Perrier arrested Rulo and took him to the Rogers County Jail where he was held on a $10,000 bond.
“Thanks to the teamwork between TSCRA Special Rangers and local authorities, another cattle thief was arrested,” said Perrier. “This is a great reminder for ranchers to keep a close watch over their livestock, brand cattle and report suspicious activity to local authorities as soon as possible.”
TSCRA would like to thank Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Special Agent Ricky Rushing and the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office for working closely with TSCRA Special Rangers throughout 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 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.