FALLS COUNTY, TX — A Falls County man was arrested for selling 11 heads of cattle he did not own.
Logan Collier face 6 counts of livestock theft charges. He was released on a $30,000 bond on Jan. 17.
Collier's former employer was cleaning out his ranch truck after he was fired, and he found paperwork saying that Collier sold some cattle.
However, Collier owned no cattle.
The ranch manager immediately called authorities and an investigation was opened.
Through the investigation, they found record of Collier consigning and selling 11 head of cattle for a total of $8,067.45 between May 31, 2019 and December 20, 2019. Additional records showed the former employee had used the ranch-provided truck and trailer to transport the stolen livestock to the auction market.
“Of these 11 head stolen and sold, only one animal was branded,” Wills says. “Descriptions are helpful and ear tags are, too, but there are a lot of black cows out there and ear tags are easily removed. But a brand is a permanent mark that the animal belongs to you.”