Photographs by Logan County Sheriff's Office
Police are seeking someone who shot multiple cows in Logan County over the past few days.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Authorities are searching for people who shot multiple cows in rural areas of two neighboring Arkansas counties.
One family told the Pope County sheriff's office Saturday that their bull had been shot in the neck in the 200 block of Davis Road in Atkins, next door to where a heifer was reportedly shot Friday.
Days before, a Facebook post from Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks offered a cash reward for any information about the person or persons who shot multiple cows in the Greasy Valley area that week.
Shannon Jamell, 29, and her husband had been taking care of her father and mother-in-law's livestock in rural Pope County while they were away when Jamell discovered a black angus bull had been shot and killed.
"We were pretty upset about it," she said.
Jamell said the cows graze away from the main road, but there is a gravel path that someone could have driven along and shot the cow from their car window
Cow shootings don't usually happen in the area, Jamell said. But her in-laws' neighbor, who raises livestock next door, told her one of his heifers was shot and killed the day before the bull was shot.
The neighbors are offering a $2,000 reward for information about those responsible, Jamell said.
A spokesman for the Logan County sheriff's office said Thursday afternoon that he was not aware of any arrests that had been made regarding the shootings.
The agency's Facebook post had been shared more than 600 times by Thursday afternoon. It included a photograph of a brown cow with blood running from what appeared to be two bullet wounds in its side.
The post garnered more than 200 reactions and about 50 comments, with most expressing anger that someone would shoot an animal and potentially affect the owner's livelihood.
It wasn't clear how many cows were shot in Logan County or whether any there were killed.
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