A Sallisaw, Okla., man was arrested Friday, June 20, near Sallisaw, Okla., on one count of aggregated theft of cattle by check.
Jacob Thompson, who turns 30 today and listed a Sallisaw address on arrest reports, was taken into custody by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers Toney Hurley and Kent Dowell in Oklahoma Friday on the first-degree felony warrant, then was later transferred to Hopkins County jail.
According to Hurley, who lead the investigation, Thompson attempted in October 2013 to purchase 400 head of cattle from the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction with bad checks totaling more than $300,000.
Thompson was transported Friday to Sequoyah County jail in Sallisaw, Okla., where he was taken before a judge. A waiver of extradition was signed and Thompson was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked. He remained in Hopkins County jail until Monday, June 23, when he was released on a $200,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Hurley said he expects more charges to be filed in connection with the case.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed 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.
— Compiled by Faith Huffman, from arrest reports and a TSCRA press release by Carmen Fenton
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