Arrest Made In Green Country Cattle-Rustling Cases

Monday, September 26th 2011, 5:13 pm
By: News On 6

HASKELL, Oklahoma -- An arrest was made in a rash of cattle theft cases in Haskell and Muskogee Counties.

Thieves recently took 60 head of cattle from six different locations around Haskell in Muskogee County.

9/15/2011 Related Story: Green Country Ranchers See Cattle-Rustling Rash

A Special Ranger arrested 25-year-old Billy Chris Barnett of Haskell in connection with one of those cases.

Investigators say Barnett faces 18 counts of larceny of livestock. So far, investigators recovered the 18 head of cattle, a pickup and two trailers as part of their investigation.

Authorities say more arrests are likely.