March-April 2008

Mike Elliott named Prosecutor of the Year

Mike Elliott, an assistant DA in Fort Bend County, was named the Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association for his “dedicated efforts to thwart cattle and livestock-related thefts.”

Elliott was recognized especially for his prosecution of Heath Novak, who stole hundreds of head of cattle over an eight-county area. Novak pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution.

The award was presented in Corpus Christi on March 15 at the TSCRA’s annual convention. Congratulations, Mike, on a much-deserved award!