Modern Day Outlaw Turns Himself in For Cattle Rustling

by: Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Quanah, Texas - He's called the Last Rustler... And now he finds himself back in the pokey.

Roddy Dean Pippin is a professional cattle rustler who turned himself into Hardeman County authorities on November 8th.

He's a 25-year-old who many call a western legend.

He was wanted for spearheading a cattle rustling ring... In total slipping into Texas ranches at least 25 times, stealing more than 130 head of cattle.

He turned himself in to authorities at the Hardeman County Courthouse in Quanah on Sunday afternoon.

When he arrived, though, there weren't any officers around and authorities had to be tracked down to let him in.

Pippin was first arrested in August of 2004 and punished with a jail sentence of four consecutive two year terms.

After serving the first two years, he was released on probation for two years, and now that he's turned himself in, he'll be back behind bars for another four years.

He says he suffers from a rare type of diabetes that requires six shots of insulin a day.

That's why, despite turning himself in, he says he should be back on probation, so the taxpayers don't have to foot his medical bills.