5 Jailed in Texas Lamb Thefts

September 9, 2011

Five suspects have been accused in the theft of 6,000 lambs worth an estimated $1 million from a Gillespie County feedlot.

A special ranger from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Rangers made the arrests. The five were being held in the Gillespie County jail on bonds ranging from $200,000 to $750,000.

TSCRA Special Ranger Max Hartmann said the investigation was ongoing, and the arrests so far were due to multi-agency efforts that included the Gillespie, Mason and Burnett County sheriff departments and the Fredericksburg police.

TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed throughout Texas and Oklahoma. They are commissioned as special rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

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