FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2014
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Claremore, Okla. – A Mississippi man was charged on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the District Court of Rogers County, Oklahoma on felony obtaining property with a bogus check. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation.
According to Perrier, the suspect, Stevan Paul Brown, 39, of Randolph, Miss. purchased a total of four horses during the monthly August horse sale held at Arrow P Equine Sales in Tulsa, Okla. The investigation revealed that the four horses were allegedly purchased with a personal check on a closed account and then resold the following day in Perkins, Okla. Investigators were unable to recover the horses.
Perrier said Brown was arrested in Creek County, Okla. on a previous felony arrest warrant out of Polk County, Georgia. Brown is currently incarcerated in the Polk County Jail in Cedartown, Georgia where he awaits extradition back to Oklahoma where he will be formally charged with this crime. Brown is currently being held on a $2,000 bond.
TSCRA would like to thank Perrier for his work on 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 137-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 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.