Lee County Man Arrested for Cattle Theft


Doug Brown, KWHI (TX) 

June 22, 2022


While on probation for cattle theft, a Lee County man was once again arrested for selling cattle that weren’t his.


Wilbur Eugene Jackson was arrested after an investigation by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.


The case began in March when an owner of the Brenham Livestock Auction Barn noticed a suspicious seller brought in a group of calves with both ear tips notched.


Special Ranger Kenny Murchison was called to investigate the situation and found no reports of missing calves matching the description from the sale barn.


On May 10, Murchison received a call from a Lee County rancher reporting 11 missing calves that were stolen from a locked pen. The rancher gave a description of the calves including that both ear tips were notched.


During an interview, Murchison showed the rancher a picture of Jackson, the man who sold the calves in Brenham.


The rancher confirmed that Jackson had worked for him for several years.


Murchison sent out a report to other rangers in the area to check auction barns for the 11 calves that were sold by Jackson.


Special Ranger Brent Mast notified Murchison that a group of calves were sold by Jackson on May 7 at the Navasota Livestock Auction.


A surveillance video at the barn revealed...