TSCRA Ranger SealMultiple Suspects Arrested in Area Cattle, Equipment Thefts

FRANKLIN, Texas — The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced nine area arrests in conjunction with an ongoing investigation by TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas.

Dumas initiated the investigation following multiple reports of stolen cattle and stolen farm and ranch equipment in Brazos, Burleson and Robertson counties.

Additional arrests are expected, but to date, the following suspects have been arrested on warrants for theft:

  • Demarcus Benson
  • Philip Deaver Jr.
  • Carlton Evans
  • Luther Flowers
  • Eric Green
  • Jacquez Green
  • Darrian Manley
  • Charles Manual
  • Trevon Schells

According to Dumas, all the stolen cattle have been recovered or accounted for except five Limousin cows and two black bull calves.

Anyone with information that could further the investigation is asked to contact TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas at (979) 255-0638 or TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at (888) 830-2333.

Dumas thanked the numerous law enforcement agencies involved in the case, especially the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan Police Department, College Station Police Department, Burleson County Sheriff’s Office, Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and Calvert Police Department.

TSCRA’s Special Rangers are an elite group of law enforcement officers who have extensive knowledge of the cattle industry and primarily investigate cattle theft and other agricultural crimes, though they are well-trained in all facets of law enforcement. In all, TSCRA has 30 Special Rangers stationed throughout Texas and Oklahoma who are commissioned through the Texas Department of Public Safety or Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The Special Rangers also oversee more than 80 TSCRA market inspectors who collect data, such as brands and other identifying marks on 4 to 5 million cattle sold at 100 Texas livestock markets each year. That information is entered into the TSCRA’s recording and retrieval system, which is a vital tool for law enforcement when investigating theft cases.

For more TSCRA news releases, visit tscra.org.