Freestone, Texas – Sharon Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby, 57, of Freestone County, Texas, surrendered to authorities Tuesday and was charged with felony theft of livestock.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and authorities searched for Nehring for several months after an investigation revealed Nehring had purchased thousands of dollars worth of lambs and goats with a worthless check from the Freestone County Fair in June of 2014.
Due to a TSCRA Operation Cow Thief award being offered and the many calls TSCRA received from citizens, Nehring surrendered to authorities and was arrested on a $5,000 bond on Tuesday.
“The response from concerned citizens was tremendous and eventually led to the suspect surrendering and posting bond,” said Dickson. “I’m pleased TSCRA Operation Cattle Thief was able to help in this investigation and I greatly appreciate Freestone County Detective Clayton Aldrich and Freestone County District Attorney Chris Martin for their assistance in the arrest of the suspect. This case will now move forward to the criminal justice system.”
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.