Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger H.L. Dempsey and local authorities are seeking information after a Angus steer was found shot to death on a ranch south of Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. A cash reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information leading to the indictment or arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, is offering a $500 reward, with the two victims offering a combined $2,500 additional reward.
Michael Jay Perschbacher, 56, of Sulphur, Okla., was arrested in Garfield County last week on a warrant for Larceny of Domestic Animals. The charges and subsequent arrest are the result of an investigation conducted by TSCRA Special Ranger Brett Wellden. Perschbacher stands accused of purchasing more than $7,000 of sheep in late 2016 and not providing payment to the livestock market.
TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Dist. 10 in North Texas, reports 7 head of roping calves stolen from a property near Stephenville in Erath County on June 13, and Special Ranger Kenny Murchison, Dist. 20 in south Central Texas, reports 5 trophy roping saddles stolen from a tack room near Lexington in Lee County sometime between Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24.
TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Dist. 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a horse trailer near Stephenville in Erath County. The trailer was last seen on May 20 and is a white with black pinstripe 2011 Calico two-horse side-by-side horse trailer with a dressing room, Texas plate no. 837-584H, VIN 4GAHB1325B000919. Anyone with […]
TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson and local law enforcement authorities are seeking information regarding a saddle and tack theft from the Vernon College rodeo facility in Wilbarger County. A cash reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the indictment or arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, is offering $1,000 reward with the victim in the case offering an additional $1,000 reward.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a skid steer from a pasture near Madill in Johnston County on Monday, June 19. The skid steer is a yellow John Deere 332, Serial no. T00332J178661, with a black M&M Hydra clip tree shear attachment, Serial no. HC1493B14, with a grapple and poison applicator. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to contact Special Ranger Perrier at 918-847-3231, or the Operation Cow Thief tips hotline at 888-830-2333. Anonymity is guaranteed and a reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment.
TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Belt, Dist. 23 in South Texas, reports a tractor stolen from property in southern Chambers County between Tuesday night and early wed morning this week. Stolen was an orange 4-wheel drive Kubota Model 5140HD with a 5-foot brush hog on rear and yellow front loader. Please contact either Jimmy Belt at 936-587-4120 or Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500.
TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in East Texas, reports 11 head of heifers missing from a property in the Riverside area of Walker County. The 11 head of unbranded 600-weight crossbred heifers were last seen at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 12, and when victim arrived at 7:00 a.m. the next morning, they were gone. All the heifers have an under bit in right ear. Most are black baldy, with a few red with white faces and a couple solid black. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122 or the Operation Cow Thief tips hotline 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.
Charles Edward Roby III, 21, of Bristow, Okla., was sentenced on May 25 after pleading guilty to three counts of Larceny of Livestock. The charges and conviction are the result of an investigation by TSCRA Special Rangers Bart Perrier and Brett Wellden and involved the theft of 34 head of cattle from numerous victims in Depew and Milfay areas in 2015 and 2016. Roby and a co-conspirator then sold the cattle at livestock markets in Bristow, Okmulgee and Oklahoma City. It was the sale of branded cattle that allowed the Special Rangers to finally catch the thieves.
TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports a black horse missing from a property near Marlin in Falls County since May 30. The 1200-pound gelding is black with 3 white stockings, a star on forehead, and an 8 over A left shoulder brand. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.