A $2000 reward is being offered through Lake Country Crime Stoppers for information about recent cattle and saddle thefts in the Northeast Texas area.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office along with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association are investigating a theft of eleven, 450-pound heifers with purple ear tags in the left ear, that were taken from a ranch on Interstate 30 west of Sulphur Springs. The cattle theft reportedly occurred sometime between the evening hours of Friday, Aug. 14, and the evening hours of Sunday, Aug. 16. HCSO first reported the cattle thefts on the station Facebook page on Aug. 19, with a reward on $1,000 offered at that time for tips called in to Lake Country Crime Stoppers.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association are also investigating a theft that reportedly occurred during the late evening hours of July 30. Four head of cattle marked with yellow back tags were reported stolen from Winnsboro Livestock and Dairy Auction. The animals were consigned to be sold the next day. During the same time frame, additional cattle were stolen from another cattle company at the same location.
Mount Pleasant Police Department, along with Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, are also investigating the theft of two saddles from a business in their city between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.
Tips may be called into Crime Stoppers at 903-885-2020.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.