Decatur, Texas – The final suspect of a 4-person cattle theft ring is no longer on the run after turning himself in to Wise County authorities Friday. TSCRA Special Ranger John Bradshaw investigated the case with Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Agent Michael Hooper.
Heath Berend Roe, 35, Decatur, was charged with cattle theft after allegedly stealing 25 head of cattle from a Decatur rancher in January 2011. Roe posted a $10,000 bond Friday and was released from jail.
He is the 4th and final suspect of a team of cattle thieves accused of stealing cattle and selling them at auction markets in Gainesville, Texas, and Waurika, Okla.
Dustan Fennell, 28, Decatur; his wife Alina Fennell, 32, Decatur; and Travis Walker, 28, Decatur, were arrested in April 2012. Dustan Fennell pleaded guilty and received 6 years in prison.
Bradshaw said the suspects could face up to 10 years in prison if they are convicted.