Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Second Cattle Theft Suspect Charged in 2011 Muskogee County Case

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:20:02 CST

Second Cattle Theft Suspect Charged in 2011 Muskogee County Case
A second suspect pleaded guilty Friday to livestock theft charges after stealing cattle from a Muskogee County rancher in September 2011.


Joseph Tanner Harper, 20, of Haskell, Okla., was sentenced to 2, five-year deferred sentences to run concurrently and over $5,000 in fines and court costs in Muskogee County after he was convicted of stealing 18 head of cattle from one rancher and a stock trailer from another.


Harper also pleaded guilty in Wagoner County for stealing a pickup truck. He was sentenced to a 5-year deferred sentence to run concurrently with the other 2 sentences and 1 year in rehab.


The initial arrest was made in September 2011 when then 25-year-old Billy Chris Barnett III, also of Haskell, Okla., was charged and convicted with the same cattle theft and theft of the stock trailer and additional cattle pens that were used in the transport of the stolen cattle.


Barnett was sentenced to 6 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODC) and a 12-year suspended sentence.


According to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Association Special Ranger John Cummings, at the time of the thefts, areas in and around Muskogee, Wagoner and Okmulgee counties were experiencing several cattle and equipment thefts.


“It’s our goal to see these types of investigations brought to successful conclusions so that victims can move forward with their lives,” Cummings said. “Now that both suspects have been charged and sentenced, we expect this to serve as a deterrent for future ag crimes in this area.”


   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Cultivating Cattlewomen Event a Success at the Stockyards   Sun, 24 Oct 2021 16:12:56 CDT
  • Latest Road to Rural Prosperity Features Jed Green, the Founder of the Group Oklahomans for Responsible Cannabis Action  Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:50:06 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:19:14 CDT
  • Friday, October 22, 2021, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:15:18 CDT
  • Labor Shortages are the Root Cause of Stagnant Cattle Prices Says Justin Benavidez  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:14:24 CDT
  • OSU Inks Head Football Coach Mike Gundy to New Contract  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:11:06 CDT
  • Dairy Management Inc. 2020 Annual Report Available Online  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:40:03 CDT
  • Sign Up Now for the 2022 National Farmers Union Women's Conference  Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:33:48 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

       
       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.