FALLS COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR CATTLE THEFT
For Immediate Release October 26, 2010
CHILTON, TEXAS – A Falls County man was arrested today for the theft of eight head of cattle. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills led the investigation along with the help of Falls County Sheriff’s Department.
Carroll A. Ward, 68, of Chilton, allegedly stole eight head of cattle from a rancher in Falls County. Ward is currently held at the Falls County jail in Marlin, Texas. Bond has not been set.
Ward allegedly tried selling one of the cows to a local packing company. Due to proper branding and registration, all the cattle were recovered and returned to the owner.
Theft of eight head of cattle is a third degree felony. If convicted, Ward could face up to 10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
TSCRA has 29 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 133-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 51.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.
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