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Upshur County officials investigate cattle theft

By Christina Lane
March 8, 2012 at 11 p.m.


Upshur County officials are seeking information regarding cattle theft.

Capt. Gary Roberts said the sheriff's office and a special ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers are investigating the theft of 15 head of mix-breed steers stolen from a rancher in the northeastern Upshur County.

The theft occurred between Feb. 27 and 28, Roberts said.

He said the rustlers entered the property and penned and loaded the cattle into a gooseneck-style trailer.

The cattle are branded with the letter "W" over a bar on the left hip and have a double under bit mark in the right ear (two notches cut out of the lower part of the ear), he said.

The Upshur County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for the theft. Anyone with information can call (903) 843-3131 or enter tip information online at upshurcounty.crimestoppersweb.com.

Information can be given anonymously; Crime Stoppers does not require a name.

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