Special Rangers Scott Williamson and Marvin Wills with Carl Wade Curry (center). (TSCRA photo)
WACO (April 14, 2010)—Carl Wade Curry, who was the focus of multiple felony theft investigations including one involving the theft of 420 head of cattle, was in the Hardeman County Jail Wednesday where he’s held in lieu of $1.7 million bond, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association said.
Central Texas TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills arrested Curry Monday in Falls County, the association said.
Special Ranger Scott Williamson returned Curry to Hardeman County Tuesday night.
"Curry has been on the run for quite a while," he said.
"Several Special Rangers gathered intelligence that lead us to believe he was in the area between Marlin and Waco.”
Curry was charged in connection with a scheme in which a fraudulent identity was used to attempt to purchase cattle that crossed state lines and at one time were kept in Hardeman County, the association said.
Curry also faces charges in Smith, Tarrant, Montague, Hopkins, Bexar and Atascosa Counties, as well as two charges in Louisiana, all but two of which are in connection with cattle-related thefts, the association said.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have commissioned the cattle raisers association’s 29 special rangers.