TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5 in eastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of a stock trailer from a property in Muskogee. Stolen sometime after April 20 was a newly painted bright maroon bumper-pull tandem axle 12-foot stock trailer with silver wheels and moon style caps. The trailer has a single back swing door, diamond plate over the front of the fenders and at the bottom of the nose, as well as a small window in front of the nose. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, District 2 in the Texas Panhandle, reports 8 head of black heifers missing from a property in Sherman County. The heifers went missing sometime between March 26 and April 13, weigh approximately 600 pounds, each; are branded with a 7 on the left hip; have tags in right ear and 7 under bit notch in the left ear. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Eggleston at 806-852-4741.
TSCRA Special Ranger Kenny Wadsworth is seeking information after approximately 125 head of Dorper sheep were stolen from a Crockett County ranch in West Texas. A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the recovery of the animals and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime. The total award includes up to $1,000 from Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, $1,000 from the victim and another $500 from Crockett County. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, District 13 in East Texas, reports the theft of two trophy saddles stolen from a property near Flint in Smith County sometime after April 7. Stolen was a brown Todd Slone custom saddle with a 13-inch seat and “2008 CTYRA All Around Champion” on the right stirrup and “2008 CTYRA Champion Ribbon Roping” on the left stirrup. It is also stamped “Cole.” The second saddle is a brown Twister saddle awarded by Four States Rodeo. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Hand at 903-592-5252.
Marty Robert Maahs, 33, turned himself into the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on April 12 after a warrant had been issued for his arrest. TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson led the investigation that resulted in the three felony charges in connection to a bank loan valued at more than $1 million. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, District 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a saddle from an unlocked trailer near Millsap sometime after March 26. Missing is a Cactus Saddlery barrel racing saddle with a 13 1/2″ padded seat with alligator pattern; silver Conchos with floral engraving; basket weave tooling with two florals stamped into the fenders and rear skirts; and smooth jockeys with basket weave border tooling. Anyone with information on this saddle is urged to contact Special Ranger Goodman at 817-309-5048.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5, reports 22 head of black Angus cattle missing since March 16 from a property near Bokichito in Bryan County, southeastern Oklahoma. Missing are 14 head of 1000-pound black Angus yearlings, with no ear tags, brands or marks; and 8 head of black Angus heavy-bred cows with no brands, ear tags or marks. These cows are due to calve soon. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA Jimmy Dickson, District 14 in East Texas, reports 13 black Brangus-type heifers missing from a ranch in Van Zandt County. The cattle went missing sometime between March 21 and 24 and are unbranded with yellow ear tags and bangs (Brucella) tags. The heifers were three to four months bred at the time of theft. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department at 903-567-4133 or Special Ranger Dickson at 903-586-8733.
A Lampasas County Grand Jury handed down a double indictment March 14 against Mark Ray, 57, of Aurora, Colorado. The indictments, Theft by Deception and False Statement to Obtain Property, are both third-degree felonies and come after an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills.
TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, Dist. 2 in southwest Oklahoma, reports 5 head of cattle missing from a property in Greer County Oklahoma. The cattle were last seen on Jan. 15 and are black, yellow or red steers and heifers weighing 325 to 500 pounds, each. All cattle were branded with a T over an upside down T or laying down TT on the right hip, with a square ear notch in right or left ear. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Eggleston 806-852-4741.