Reward Offered for Information on Stolen Cattle
MARLIN, Texas — Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills is seeking information in connection to the recent theft of cattle from several victims in Northern and Western Falls County. It is believed that the cattle were taken between November 2018 and March 2019.
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 arrest or indictment of the person or persons responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information that could help identify the perpetrator or perpetrators is asked to call TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at (888) 830-2333 or Special Marvin Wills at (254) 223-2330.
All information is kept confidential, and tips may be provided anonymously.
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.
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