Three cases of livestock being shot and injured or killed have been reported to Bradley County Sheriff’s Office officials this month.
According to a report filed by deputy Casey Kerr, the latest incident occurred this week.
Wayne Gentry of a Bucks Pocket Road address said one of his heifer cows had been shot in the mouth with what appeared to be a small-caliber firearm.
According to the report, the incident was believed to have occurred on Valentine’s Day or the day after.
A Blue Springs Road resident notified authorities last week that her veterinarian suspected her livestock had been shot.
According to a report filed by deputy Sam Long of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Sandy Vest found one of her registered Black Angus bulls dead. A vet examined the animal and said it could have been shot.
The bull had already been buried prior to Long’s arrival, according to the report.
The day after that reported incident, Kerr responded to Vest’s property where she reported a second heifer had been shot.
The animals were valued at $4,000.
No dollar estimate was listed regarding this week’s shooting incident.
Investigation is continuing.
- Bradley County officials gave chase to a suspect wanted on criminal warrants and vandalism after he bolted from a business and shattered a glass door.
According to a report filed by deputy Andrew Coggin of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Larry C. Tucker, 35, was at a business on Wildwood Avenue when deputies attempted to take him into custody.
Tucker ran out of the business and broke a glass door in the process.
Deputy Gabe Thomas and members of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Judicial Services team as well as others gave chase and eventually took Tucker into custody at a 10th Street address.
Tucker is charged with nonsupport and vandalism.