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Case ID: 17742
Classification: Shooting, Beating, Mutilation/Torture
Animal: cow
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Sunday, Jan 16, 2011

County: Prairie

Charges: Felony Non-CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Jamie Terris

The Prairie County Sheriff's Office is looking for 26-year-old Jamie Terris, of Bald Knob.

Terris is wanted in connection with the murder of a Red Angus cow that was killed on January 26, 2011. The cow was a pet of many local children.

At the time of the attack, the cow was pregnant with a due date approximately 30 days later.

The cow appeared to have been shot and then beaten in the head with a sharp object. One of its hind quarters had been removed.

"This is a prime example of aggravated animal cruelty," said Prarie County Sheriff Burnett, who stated that this was the worst case of animal abuse he had ever seen. "But the way the law states, cows are excluded from this specific statue. We still have a felony charge for the offense (criminal mischief, a class c felony), but only because of the monetary value of the cow."

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact the Prarie County Sheriff's Office at 1-870-256-4137.

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