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Pregnant livestock shot by High School students

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Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks announced today that three Montgomery County juveniles have been arrested following an investigation into the shooting of livestock near the Havana area.

Sheriff Dierks stated that on March 5th, a local rancher contacted the Sheriff's Office after he discovered that one of his three year old Black Angus cows had been shot and left in his field. It was discovered that the cow, which was pregnant and due to calve within a few weeks, was valued at approximately $3,000.

Sheriff Dierks indicated that information was gathered indicating that several Caney High School students may have been involved in the shooting, and the resulting investigation led them to three 16 year old students. Sheriff Dierks stated that following the investigation, the three suspects admitted to shooting the animal and the students were turned over to Juvenile justice authorities. Sheriff Dierks stated that the recommended charges for the three suspects will be Criminal Damage to Property, Cruelty to Animals and Criminal Discharge of a Firearm from a public road.

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