Restitution ordered for men convicted of killing cattle with bow and arrow
BY Staff Reports
Monday, February 04, 2013
Two Broken Arrow men convicted of slaying cattle with a bow and arrow in Rogers County in 2011 were ordered Friday to pay $85,000 in restitution.
Traton Tyler Vanderpool, 20, and Jared Wade Barless, 20, were released from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections regimented inmate discipline program and placed on four years probation, according a news release from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
They were ordered in February last year to serve one year in a state boot camp program.
The men used compound bows to shoot nine cows, killing six, at Oologah-area ranches Aug. 9, 2011.
The livestock were worth an estimated $19,000.
Authorities said at the time that they reportedly shot the cattle out of boredom.
“We’re glad to see that the victims of this senseless crime, the ranchers who lost their cattle including a young 4-H member who lost her show calf, will receive proper restitution from the persons responsible,” said Rogers County Sheriff's Department Special Ranger John Cummings in a statement.
“The amount of restitution ordered sends a clear message to would be criminals that stealing or killing livestock in Oklahoma will not be tolerated.”