No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Yes, You Can Still Get In Deep Shit for Cattle Rustlin'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge TEXAS AND SOUTHWESTERN CATTLE RAISERS ASSOCIATION
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Gone are the days where town vigilantes and cowboys would carry out extrajudicial killings of alleged cattle rustlers — by torchlight, we assume.

While times have changed and the judicial process is less about mob justice and more about proving someone is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, people haven't changed — they still steal cattle.



Take Eastland County resident Clinton Easter, 47, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a Jan. 28 conviction for stealing cattle. 

Authorities busted Easter last June after he hauled cattle that had previously reported missing to the Graham County Livestock Action. The man who unloaded the cattle realized the bovines were stolen after reading The Cattleman magazine later that day.

When Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) special rangers caught up with Easter, they found more stolen cattle, trailers, guns and miscellaneous stolen property. The livestock and equipment were valued at more than $100,000.

Easter is still facing similar charges in Eastland, Comanche and Stephens counties.

Tags: , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Speaking of Texas And Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Clinton Easter

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation