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ETX cattle company owner arrested for second time this year

ETX cattle company owner arrested for second time this year
Hopkins County Jail
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POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:13am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 3:13pm

The owner of an East Texas cattle company was arrested Monday for the second time this year on a similar crime.

Jacob Thomspon, 30, was taken into custody in Salisaw, Oklahoma, for a Hopkins County theft of livestock warrant by agents Kent Dowell and Bart Perrier, whom are special rangers for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. 

The suspect allegedly stemmed from Thompson purchasing nearly 200 head of cattle in September 2013 from the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction without attempting to pay, said Special Ranger Toney Hurley. The cattle were valued at $159,498.

After Thompson was arrested, he signed a waiver of extradition before an Oklahoma judge and was transferred to the Hopkins County Jail. His bail was set at $250,000.

Thompson was also arrested in June by agents on one count of aggregated theft by check. Authorities stated he attempted to buy 400 head of cattle from the Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction with bad checks totaling more than $300,000.   

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