A man identified as Phillip Joseph Drake is accused of a fraudulent purchase of cattle at the Triple G Auction in Starr County.
An investigator started to probe on the status of a wire transfer that didn’t make it’s way to the seller of the cattle. The investigator attempted to verify the address and phone number for the company listed as the purchaser but it appeared to be false. Rocking M cattle company out of TN did not appear exist.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Phillip Joseph Drake. He was transported to the Starr County Jail where he was booked on a 3rd degree felony of theft of cattle > 10 head <$150,000. He was given a $5,000 surety bond as per JP Eloy Zarate.