Authorities arrest 2 in E. Texas cattle theft, owner sought
Mt. Pleasant, Texas (KETK) — Two people were arrested in Titus County for attempting to sale a stolen calf and now, authorities are looking for the rightful owner.
On Tuesday, deputies took into custody Bowdrie Cupp, 29, and Levi Dixon Renfroe, 29, on theft of livestock charges. Deputies arrested the pair a sale barn in Mt. Pleasant under suspicious circumstances. Renfroe also faces additional charges of theft by check and driving while intoxicated.
In cooperation with TSWCA Ranger Tony Hurley, Stone Livestock Commission, the Titus County Sheriff's Office recovered the stolen calf. The calf was allegedly picked up on Hwy 49 as a "stray," however, the suspects failed to notify the law enforcement as required by law.
The animal is also believed to belong to a rancher whom raises Brangus cattle. It has also been identified as a bull calf. The animal most likely originated in the area east of Mt. Pleasant, possibly all the way to Hughes Springs or Daingerfield.
Authorities believe the calf was still suckling and was taken from its cow, and the cow will likely be looking for its missing calf. Anyone with information to help identify the origins of the calf are asked to contact Titus County Sheriff's Office and make contact with Investigator Wayne Minor. Photos of the suspect's vehicle and trailer is show below.
Renfroe is currently being held in jail on $24,000 bond. Cupp was released on $20,000 bond.