David Smith, 44, Skiatook, and Toby Hall, 25, Tulsa, have been charged with burglary and theft charges after they allegedly stole saddles and a horse trailer from a rancher in Rogers County. Smith was charged with one count of second degree burglary and one count of grand larceny. He was arrested Friday and is currently in the Rogers County jail on a $10,000 bond.
Hall was also charged with second degree burglary and grand larceny. He is currently in the Tulsa County jail on unrelated charges, and a hold was placed on him for the Rogers County charges. Bond on Hall was set at $15,000.
The investigation was led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers John Cummings, Bart Perrier and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office investigator Joe Garber.
On November 14, 2012, Cummings was contacted by the victim who reported that someone had broken into the barn and stole six saddles and a horse trailer worth a total of $7,500.
TSCRA would like to thank Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton, Deputy Cody Marquis, and Deputy Tandy Reeder for assisting in this 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.