Jeremie Del Ral Ford, 30, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $4,000 in restitution to the victims of cattle stolen from a Smith County ranch in 2016. The punishment was enhanced to a second-degree felony due to Ford’s prior felony convictions. The charges were the result of an investigation led by TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand with assistance from TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, District 13 in East Texas, reports 61 head of steers missing from a property in northwest Smith County sometime before May 10. The steers are all colors, weigh 500 to 600 pounds, each, are branded with a turkey track on the left hip and have yellow, pink or green ear tags. Anyone with information on these cattle are urged to contact Special Ranger Hand at 903-592-5252 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333. TSCRA offers a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and/or grand jury indictment of individuals for theft of livestock or related property. Anonymity is guaranteed.
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.