Durant, Okla. – A Haskell, Okla., woman was arrested today on the felony charge of knowingly concealing stolen property. Christen Allen, 31, was arrested after she knowingly sold stolen cattle at the Durant livestock auction. If convicted she could face up to five years in prison or one year in the county jail.
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier is heading the investigation into two separate thefts of registered cattle from the Langford Hereford Ranch located in eastern Okmulgee County. The thefts occurred weeks apart and involved 19 head of cattle worth more than $100,000.
On Oct. 11, TSCRA put out an alert seeking information on the thefts. Further investigations found sale records from Oct. 10 that indicated 10 head of cattle sold by Allen matched the description of the stolen cattle. The sold cattle have since been located and were positively identified as part of those cattle stolen.
Perrier says the investigation into the thefts is ongoing with Allen as a focus. Additional charges and arrests for the theft of the cattle are expected in the coming weeks. Perrier encourages anyone with information on the thefts or possible location of the remaining missing cattle to contact him at 918-275-4257.
Allen was arraigned and released today on a $5,000 bond.
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.
TSCRA is a 136-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.