WACO, Texas – A Waco man charged with three counts of third-degree felony cattle theft turned himself into authorities at the McLennan County jail Friday.
Trenton Dale Saulters, 26, was charged with stealing cattle from auction barns and individuals in Erath, Gillespie, Rains and Johnson counties worth an estimated $165,000.
TSCRA Special Rangers H.D. Brittain, Max Hartmann and Marvin Wills sent out alerts Thursday notifying anyone who had information regarding Saulters’ whereabouts to contact the Operation Cow Thief Hotline.
Saulters was being held Friday in the McLennan County jail on a $70,000 bond on three counts of theft in Rains, Erath and Gillespie counties.
He was previously charged on three counts of theft in Johnson County and was out on a $110,000 bond when he turned himself in.
All total, Saulters has been charged with six counts of felony theft for a total of $180,000 in bonds, authorities said.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically 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 and or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage about 4 million head of cattle on 79.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma.
TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.