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Three arrested after cattle rustling probe

Three men confessed to taking seven head of cattle from ranch between Rockdale and Cameron. Three men confessed to taking seven head of cattle from ranch between Rockdale and Cameron. Three Cameron-area men turned themselves in at the Milam County Sheriff’s Department Friday and were charged with cattle rustling, according to Deputy Sheriff Chris White.

White said the incident involved seven head of cattle, valued at about $3,500, which were taken from a ranch between Rockdale and Cameron.

Arrested were Jody Wayne Kenney, 35, of Cameron, and Buckholts residents Joey Sumrall, 22, and Joshua Vrazel, 18.

All listed county road addresses. All three were charged with theft of less than 10 head of livestock (less than $20,000) and were released after posting $10,000 bond each.

White said the case was reported to Hal Dumas, a ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Authorities began checking area sale barns for the branded cattle and Dumas said it was discovered all seven were sold at the Milam County Auction Barn in Cameron.

Investigators believe the cattle were let into a pen, then trapped and hauled away during the night.

White said the three came to the sheriff’s office Wednesday, June 9, and gave confessions, then returned Friday to surrender.


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