An arson case involving more than 450 bales of hay in Seminole County has resulted in the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association offering a reward in the case.


An arson case involving more than 450 bales of hay in Seminole County has resulted in the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association offering a reward in the case.

Blackjack Angus Farms, Seminole, which is owned and operated by the Keith Grissom family, was the victim of the two arson fire set less than 10 minutes apart.

It was about 1 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, when a grass fire was set just west of Little, destroying 150 round bales. Within 10 minutes, another fire was lit only six miles from the initial fire, resulting in destruction of an additional 300 round bales. It is believed that these fires are not coicidence, but a planned arson.

Mike Frey, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association President, said, “This is a comple outrage — the livelihood and safety of our members has been severely impacted, especially when considering the current drought conditions.”

Frey said the association is issuing up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this heinous arson crime.”

Anyone with information that may be helpful can contact Seminole County under sheriff Todd Hignite, 405-257-5445 or the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry Investigative Services at 405-522-6102. Informants may remain anonymous.