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.
TSCRA Special Ranger H.D. Brittain, District 19 in Central Texas, reports the Feb. 27 theft of a Polaris utility vehicle, trailer and other equipment from a property in Comanche County. Stolen was a Polaris Ranger 900 utility vehicle, VIN# 3NSRUY873FG896230; a black 16-foot utility trailer; an upright air compressor; a red Craftsman toolbox; 2 Stihl chainsaws and several small toolboxes. Anyone with information about this theft is urged to contact Special Ranger Brittain at 325-853-2062.
TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, District 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a roughout Hal Evans roping saddle from an unlocked trailer in Stephenville sometime after Feb. 18. TSCRA Joe Roberts, District 16 in West Texas, also reports 105 head of mixed branded heifers missing from a property in Nolan County; and a 24-foot Sooner aluminum livestock trailer stolen from a property in Fisher County.
TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas, District 21 in southeast Texas, reports the theft of pipe from a property in south Brazos County. Sometime at the end of January or beginning of February, a thief or thieves cut locks on a gate to steal several joints of pipe. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Dumas at 979-828-5832.
Jimmy Wayne Parker was arrested Jan. 13 on charges of False Statement to Obtain Credit and Hindering Secured Creditors. The arrest is the result of an investigation by TSCRA Special Rangers Scott Williamson and John Bradshaw and stem from a case where Parker allegedly lied to creditors at Seymour InterBank to obtain a loan.
TSCRA Special Rangers are seeking information on the recent theft of a Caterpillar excavator from a ranch near Holliday in the Wichita Falls area of North Texas. The 2009 Caterpillar model 320DL, serial no. PHX02405, was stolen sometime between the evening of Feb. 13 and the morning of Feb. 14. It is suspected that the excavator was loaded onto a lowboy trailer for transport. Anyone with information that could help locate the missing excavator or identify the perpetrators should call Special Ranger Scott Williamson at (940) 636-6203 or Special Ranger John Bradshaw at (940) 389-6123. All information is kept confidential and tips may be provided anonymously.
TSCRA Special Ranger Brett Wellden, District 3 in North Central Oklahoma, reports a calf missing from a property near Carney in Lincoln County. The newborn Hereford bull calf was last seen on Feb. 11 and has an ear tag numbered #863. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Wellden at 405-586-9145.
TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in the Coastal Bend of Texas, reports the theft of a tractor from a property northwest of West Columbia in Brazoria County. Sometime after Jan. 27 a thief or thieves cut a padlocked chain to steal the 4-wheel drive orange Kubota M108 with enclosed cabin, serial number M108-77587. The tractor also had a frontend bucket loader. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Charbula at 361-782-5209.
TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, District 24 in southeast Texas, reports 12 calves missing from a property north of El Campo in Wharton County. The 12 calves, missing sometime after mid-December, are a mixed group of black and white Brangus crosses weighing approximately 550 pounds, each, with no brands, ear marks or tags. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Charbula at 361-782-5209.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 3 in northeast Oklahoma, also report 15 black cows and 4 black calves missing from a property near Claremore in Rogers County. The cows have orange ear tags and a rocking E or swinging E brand on the left hip. The calves are unbranded. All went missing some time between Nov. 30 and Dec. 10. Anyone with information is urged to call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, District 2 in the eastern Texas Panhandle, reports the theft of a John Deere tractor from a property in Wheeler County. Sometime on Jan. 23 a thief or thieves cut a fence to steal the 2007 John Deere tractor, model number 4520 and serial number LV4520P347444. The tractor has an attached loader, bucket and MX6 brush mower. If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact Special Ranger Eggleston at 806-852-4741 or the Operation Cow Thief tip 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.