A Lufkin woman was arrested today after she and her son were charged with theft of livestock. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Brent Mast along with the Trinity County Sheriff's Department made the arrest.

On Oct. 8, Mary Horn, 69, sold 10 head of cattle in her name at the Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange. The cattle were stolen by her son, Michael Terry, 43, from Trinity, Texas.

Terry was arrested Friday, Oct. 9 while on bond for 2008 felony cattle theft charges. Terry was also in possession of a stolen Kubota tractor.
Seven out of the 10 head of cattle are in the process of being returned to the owner.

"The victim was our biggest asset in this case," Mast said. "He knew quickly that he had cattle missing by keeping track of his herd and was able to contact TSCRA and the Trinity County Sheriff's Department almost immediately. With his help, we were able to track the livestock down and make a quick arrest."

TSCRA has 29 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Okla. 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 and/or the Okla. State Bureau of Investigation.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 132-year-old trade organization and is the largest livestock association in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 members who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 51.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Okla. TSCRA provides law enforcement services, livestock inspection, legislative and regulatory advocacy and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.