Authorities Seeking Information on Woods County, OK Cattle Thefts

October 16, 2015 06:09 AM

A cash reward up to $2,000 has been offered through theTexas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association(TSCRA) Operation Cow Thieffor useful information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for multiple cattle thefts in the Woods County, Oklahoma area.

Bouziden Brothers and Sons have reported forty-one head of yearling steers missing from their property located in the Waynoka area of Woods County. The victims said the majority of the steers are black with a few red and Charolais steers mixed in the bunch. The steers are all branded with a “U” on their right hip. They also had purple custom ear tags with “Lackley Ranch” printed on them and blue Bayer fly tags in their left ears.

L&D Land and Cattle has reported eight cow/calf pairs and two calves missing from property located at County Road 460 and Choctaw Road of Woods County. The cattle are described as eight black cows weighing approximately 1,200 pounds each with “MD” brands on their right hip. They are each paired with unbranded/unmarked 500 pound calves.

Randy Dietz from Woods County has also reported that he is missing nine head of black unbranded steers. The steers weigh between 600 and 800 pounds and have ear notches in their right ear.

There have also been other thefts reported in the area that may be related. TSCRA Special Rangers, with the assistance of the Woods and Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Offices, are investigating these thefts.

Anyone with further information leading to the arrest and charging of person or persons responsible for the aforementioned cattle thefts should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief Hotline at 888-830-2333 or call TSCRA Special Ranger Brett Wellden at 405-586-9145. A cash reward up to $2,000.00 may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and charging of those responsible. Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.

Source: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

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