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TSCRA, U.S. Marshals on the lookout for cattle thief

Posted by TSCRA on 05-22-12

Reward available through Operation Cow Thief

Authorities are looking for an alleged cattle thief who has been missing since March. A reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for any information leading to the arrest of Ronald Ryan Shepard, also known as Ron Shepard of Brookfield Cattle Co. and Brookport Cattle Co.

Shepard, 36, Illinois, was indicted Monday by a Rains County grand jury on 3 counts of cattle theft after he failed to make prompt payment on cattle purchased on 3 different dates to an East Texas auction market.

TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand began investigating Shepard in August 2011 after Brookfield Cattle Co. failed to make prompt payment on more than $600,000 worth of cattle from 7 East Texas auction markets. Through diligence of the sale barns and TSCRA, Shepard eventually made payments to 6 of the 7 victims. Charges were filed on the lack of prompt payments to the final auction market.

Shepard is also wanted for theft in Arkansas, Kentucky and Florida. The U.S. Marshals Service issued a warrant on Shepard for skipping bail in federal court in Illinois and the state of Illinois has also issued a revocation of probation warrant.

Shepard was listed as a missing person in March after his vehicle was discovered unattended at an Illinois livestock auction market, but Hand warns that Shepard could be anywhere still buying cattle without prompt payment.

Hand says that the Rains County district attorney’s office, especially DA Robert Vititow, played a large part in Shepard’s Texas indictments. Chris Origliosso, U.S. probation officer, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Benton, Illinois, were also instrumental in the investigation.

Anyone with information on Ron Shepard should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief at 888-830-2333 or the US Marshals Service at 618-439-6442.


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http://www.tscra.org/theft-law/tip-hotline-operation-cow-thief.html
 

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A rumor is going around something similar had been going in N Arkansas livestock auctions
 

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4Diamond said:
Hay Feeder said:
A rumor is going around something similar had been going in N Arkansas livestock auctions

Where?

I belive the guy like this was at Ash Flat AR is what I was told. Also I was told the man just disappeared oweing for alot of cattle. Couple of weeks ago if not more.
 

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Thanks for the mug shot Texan, I will keep an eye out for him
Good luck
 

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miocene said:
Don't you guys practice frontier Justice anymore? :)

:lol: That's what's practiced down here. They'd find Jimmy Hoffa before they'd find that guy. :D
 

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That sounds like a good coverup rumor dont ya think so. Rumor also his parnter turned himself in sometime ago.
 

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Apprehended in Mexico:

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Update on East Texas cattle thief
Posted by TSCRA on 10-25-12

Ron Shephard has been sentenced to 24 months in a Wisconsin federal correctional facility after he was convicted on 4 violations of supervised release. The most serious violation was lying to his probation officer about speaking to TSCRA regarding a cattle theft investigation.

In May, a Rains County, Texas, grand jury charged Shepard with 3 counts of cattle theft after he failed to make prompt payment on cattle purchased from an East Texas auction market. Shepard is also wanted on theft charges in Arkansas, Kentucky and Florida.

Shepard was originally listed as a missing person in March 2012 after his vehicle was discovered unattended at an Illinois livestock auction market. He was found in July 2012 in Mexico and extradited by U.S. Marshals to the U.S., where he was taken into federal custody. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, TSCRA provided vital information that helped locate Shepard.

Any of the states that have pending cases against Shephard may try him during his 24-month sentence or upon its completion. TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, who led the Texas investigation, said he expects a trial in Texas sometime in the future.


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