TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man and juvenile have been arrested and charged with theft of cattle and cruelty to livestock, according to Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace.

On Monday, around 2:45 p.m., Wallace said officials responded to 3571 FM 2262 in Groveton and arrested Luke Wayne McGinn and an unnamed juvenile on the charges of theft cattle/horse/exotic livestock and cruelty to livestock animal neglect/overwork. According to Wallace, after a search of the vehicle, additional charges were added after officials said 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine “were found in a hidden compartment.”

“Multiple tools of their criminal episode have been seized. Good job to the responding officers Sgt Harrelson, Deputy Gladney, Investigator Cockrell, Deputy Martinez, Game Warden King and Game Warden Shanafelt, for a job well done!”

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace