Suspected horse thief behind bars in Texas

Suspected horse thief behind bars in Texas

30 March 2020


A 37-year old man, Johnathan Wesley Wright, or Trip McKenzie has been arrested after using counterfeit checks to purchase horses and a horse trailer in 2019.

Wright used the name Superior Feeders LLC, Cuero, Texas to purchase a horse trailer in Tennessee and horses in Texas and Louisiana.

Special Ranger Wayne Goodman (TSCRA) and the Cimarron County Sheriff’s Department recovered the property after verifying the falsity of the checks. Wright was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Galveston on warrants from multiple states.

U.S. Marshals, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture investigators and sheriff’s departments in Kendall County, Texas, Austin County, Texas, and Cimarron County, Okla., TSCRA worked together as a team to help make this arrest and recovery of property possible.

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