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Reward increased for information on Jeff Davis cow shooting

Posted: 9:46 AM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 11:00:38-05

The reward for information on the shooting of five Brangus cows in Jeff Davis Parish has been increased.

According to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission and the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s office, a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the shooting is now up to $2,200.

The Jefferson Davis Parish Cattlemen’s Association added $200 and Lake Charles farmer, Callen Odom, added $1,000 to bring the reward total to $2,200, according to a release.

The shooting occurred Sunday, January 13 in a pasture off of Faul Road and Lone Pine Road just north of Welsh. Investigators say the suspect used a small caliber weapon to shoot five Brangus cows in the head. All five cows are expected to recover from their injuries.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Livestock Brand Commission Crime Stoppers at 1-800-558-9741 or the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s office at 337-821-2100.  Calls will remain anonymous.

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