The Last Rustler

Roddy Dean Pippin was a polite young cowboy who loved Louis L’Amour novels and dreamed about life on the open range. He said he was in the cattle business—but he actually led an unlikely gang of thieves who hit countless ranches across North Texas. And, just like in the stories from the Old West, he couldn’t outrun the law forever.

In 2003, A YOUNG MAN NAMED RODDY DEAN PIPPIN moved into a two-bedroom frame house in the tiny community of Odell, just south

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