Two alleged Oklahoma cattle thieves were being held in the McClain County Detention Center on multiple complaints of knowingly concealing stolen property. Madeline Draughon, 35, and Austin Temple, 33, were arrested at Purcell Livestock Auction by Col. Jerry Flowers, chief agent of investigative services at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Suspicions were raised at the sale barn when CT Stallings, who has run the auction for more than 40 years, recognized the brand on 7 head of cattle brought in for sale. Stallings immediately called the owner of the brand, who came to see the cattle and verified they were his, and had been stolen from his ranch in Elmore City. Col. Flowers then went undercover to apprehend Draughon and Temple when they arrived at the auction to collect a check for the suspect cattle. -KFOR Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, District 2 in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle, reports 21 head of cattle missing from a property near Canadian in Lipscomb County. The cattle are black or red, have a Lazy J brand on the left hip and a star brand pink number tag in the left ear. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Eggleston at 806-852-4741 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.
TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, District 2 in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle, reports the theft of a Hereford bull from a property in Lipscomb County. The horned bull was last seen on July 17, 2018, and had a K branded on the left hip. Anyone with information on this animal is urged to contact Special Ranger Eggleston at 806-852-4741.
TSCRA Special Ranger Steve Martin, District 30 in South Texas, reports a black Angus bull missing from a property in the Berclair area between Goliad and Bee counties. The 3-year-old bull was last seen about 2 months ago, weighs approximately 1,100 pounds and had a red tag in its right ear with the producer’s telephone number. The bull is branded on the left shoulder with a crescent B and a 5 on the left hip. Anyone with information regarding this bull is urged to contact Special Ranger Martin at 361-358-8851.
TSCRA Special Ranger HD Brittain, District 19 in West Texas, reports a Hereford bull missing from a property near Mullins. The 4-year-old registered Hereford bull was last seen on Aug. 1, has a brand on the left hip (click here to see brand), a metal tag in the right ear and a “0114” tattoo in the left ear. Anyone with information on this bull is urged to contact Special Ranger Brittain at 325-853-2062.
TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand is seeking information after the recent theft of a 2015 Kubota model M7060HD tractor from a property near Laneville. Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the recovery of the tractor or arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Read more…
TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, District 22 in southeastern Texas, reports the theft of a trailer from a property in Waller County. Sometime between the evening of Sunday, July 29 and morning of Monday, July 30, a thief or thieves cut a lock to steal a white 16-foot bumper pull CM metal trailer, VIN 49TSB162421058924. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Mast at 936-714-6619.
TSCRA Special Ranger Mike Barr, Dist. 26 in South Texas, reports that sometime between Monday, July 30 at 6:00 PM and 5:30 AM on July 31 a barn on Old Spicewood Road in Blanco County was burglarized. Items were taken with an estimated value of $14,000 and included a 2016 John Deere Model 930 M riding mower, several Stihl lawn care items, a Simpson pressure washer with Honda engine, Stihl chain saw, and other items. If anyone has information about this burglary please contact the Blanco County Sheriff Office at 830-868-7104 or Special Ranger Barr at 830-997 7585.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of a John Deere tractor from a property near Tahlequah in Cherokee County sometime on or after July 25. Stolen was a John Deere 6220 4×4 tractor with cab, PIN #L06220V32265. The tractor had Raven II GPS and a John Deere 640 self-leveling loader, PIN #W00640C028329. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA Steve Martin, District 30 in South Texas, reports a black Brangus bull missing from a property in Bee County; and TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Aguilar Jr., District 29 in far South Texas, reports the theft of a 2016 John Deere model 6135 from a property in Willacy County. Read more…