Alleged cattle rustler penned again

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By AMANDA KIMBLE
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (September 19, 2016) – Asher Quinn Hoxie, 39, was back behind the bars of the Erath County Jail on Monday.

Hoxie was arrested on Sunday by Trooper B.J. Hill. Following a routine traffic stop, the Texas Highway Patrol officer determined Hoxie had a felony warrant for his arrest for misapplication of fiduciary property in an amount ranging between $30,000 and $150,000.

Hoxie was arrested without incident and transported to the county jail. He was released Monday morning after posting a $15,000 bond on the third-degree felony offense.

This is the second time Hoxie, a Stephenville resident, has been confined locally on such charges. He was previously booked into the county jail on June 16, 2015, and charged with misapplication of fiduciary property of more than $200,000.

The earlier case involved the local sale of 210 head of cattle and 30 horses owned by an Odessa rancher, according to special rangers with Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers (TSCRA).

Asher Quinn Hoxie
Asher Quinn Hoxie

Special Ranger Wayne Goodman lead both of the investigations, but it’s not clear if the latest charges directly relate the 2015 case. That investigation reportedly involved a victim battling a life-threatening disease and revealed Hoxie sold the animals after offering to care for them, according to TSCRA.

In a statement made through The Flash last year, Hoxie’s attorney, Landon Northcutt said his client was not a cattle thief. Northcutt said Hoxie was simply trying to help Thomas Lee Taylor, Jr. of Taylor Made Bucking Bulls out of a bad situation.

“Hoxie was asked to help Taylor save the lives of rodeo livestock that Taylor abandoned on his Odessa, Texas ranch,” Northcutt said. “Hoxie provided feed, hay and grazing pastures for the abandoned livestock, and vet care for some of the bucking horses. Taylor refused to help pay for feed, labor or veterinary bills as agreed to. Taylor refused to communicate with Hoxie or retrieve the livestock.”

It appears, due to the lack of records on the case in the district clerk’s office, Hoxie has not been indicted on the 2015 charges.

Attempts to reach Northcutt for comment on the latest charges Monday morning were not successful.

Following the June 2015 arrest, officials said additional charges were expected to be filed on Hoxie.

Class to Special Ranger Goodman were not immediately returned, but The Flash will provide an update on the case as soon as details become available. 

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