Second man facing charges for allegedly stealing cattle

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ADA, Okla. – A second suspect who was accused of stealing cattle in Pontotoc County is now facing charges related to the alleged crime.

Authorities took 48-year-old Larry Gene Smith Jr. into custody on larceny of domestic livestock charges.

The other suspect, 48-year-old David Lynn Wallace was arrested Oct. 31.

According to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Wallace and Smith are suspected of stealing nearly 100 head of cattle from a ranch in Pontotoc County.

Authorities with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture said the cattle were reported missing in early October.

Investigators claim at least 43 of the stolen cattle were sold at an auction in Atoka.

Smith and Wallace are both being held on $500,000 bonds.