Reward increased for information on Jeff Davis Parish cow shooting

Reward increased for information on Jeff Davis Parish cow shooting
A farmer north of Welsh found five cows with bullet wounds to the head, authorities said. The cattle, which were pastured off Faul and Lone Pine roads, had wounds that appeared to be from a small-caliber weapon, according to information from Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, spokesperson for the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture of Forestry Livestock Brand Commission and the Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office have increased the reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for shooting five Brangus cows in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain, said, “The Jefferson Davis Parish Cattlemen’s Association is adding $200 and Lake Charles farmer, Callen Odom, is adding $1,000 towards the reward for a total of $2,200.”

Investigators said the five cows were shot in the head on Sunday, Jan. 13 in a pasture off of Faul Road and Lone Pine Road, north of Welsh with a small-caliber weapon. The animals are expected to recover from the injuries.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods says, “Detectives are working with Livestock Brand Commission agents on this incident and hopefully someone will come forward with information that leads to capturing the person or persons involved in this crime.”

The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information on this crime to call the Livestock Brand Commission Crime Stoppers at 1-800-558-9741 or the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office at 337-821-2100. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $2,200 cash reward for information information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

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