The police chief said Choctaw investigators got a lead from the Oklahoma County sheriff's office, which led to the arrest of the brothers.
How the boys' cases move through the justice system — including whether they'll be charged as adults — isn't known at this point.
“That's up to the DA's office,” Clay said.
Harry Waldrip, 63, lost four head of cattle to the shooting spree.
Waldrip, who's been raising cattle for decades in the Choctaw area, said he's glad the suspects have been caught, but that he still has a number of questions about the crimes.
Waldrip said his losses totaled about $3,500. He said he slaughters the steers for meat and that the two he lost “were pretty good-sized ... and I sell them by the pound.”
“They said there was a chance for restitution,” Waldrip said, “but I'm thinking it's somewhere between slim and none.”