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Arrests Made in Million Dollar Lamb Theft Case
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 • Posted September 21, 2011

Five men have been arrested on first degree felony theft charges involving 6,000 lambs worth an estimated $1 million taken from a feedlot in Gillespie County. The final arrest was made on August 22nd.TSCRA Special Ranger, Max Martmann, and Texas Rangers Wayne Matthews and Jess Ramos arrested Jose Martinez Hernandez of Mason; Emilio Rodriguez Lopez, Francisco Rodriguez Lopez and Cipriano Rodriguez Lopez, all of Marble Falls; and Angel Gonzalez-Cortez of Round Mountain. The suspects were in the Gillespie County jail on bonds ranging from $200,000 to $750,000."This is an ongoing investigation," said Hartmann. "We were able to locate and arrest the suspects thanks to the multi-agency efforts of TSCRA, the Texas Rangers, the Gillespie, Mason and Burnet County Sheriff's Departments and the Fredericksburg Police Department."

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