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FORT WORTH -- Authorities are looking for an alleged cattle thief who has been missing since March. A reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Operation Cow Thief for any information leading to the arrest of Ronald Ryan Shepard, also known as Ron Shepard of Brookfield Cattle Co. and Brookport Cattle Co.

Shepard, 36, of Illinois, was indicted May 21 by a Rains County grand jury on three counts of cattle theft after he failed to make prompt payment on cattle purchased on three different dates to an East Texas auction market.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Larry Hand began investigating Shepard in August 2011 after Brookfield Cattle Co. failed to make prompt payment on more than $600,000 worth of cattle from seven different East Texas auction markets. Through diligence of the sale barns and the cattle raisers association, Shepard eventually made payments to six of the seven victims. Charges were filed on the lack of prompt payments to the final auction market.

Shepard is also wanted for theft in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Florida. The U.S. Marshals Service issued a warrant on Shepard for skipping bail in federal court in Illinois and the state of Illinois has also issued a revocation of probation warrant.

Shepard was listed as a missing person in March after his vehicle was discovered unattended at an Illinois livestock auction market, but Hand warns that Shepard could be anywhere still buying cattle without prompt payment.

Anyone with information on Ron Shepard should contact the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Operation Cow Thief at 888-830-2333 or the U.S. Marshals Service at 618-439-6442.
 

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