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Deputies seek information after 'multiple cows' found killed, missing near Locust Grove

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 00:05:10-04

LOCUST GROVE, Okla. — Aaron Baker says he received a phone call around 3:30 Monday afternoon that several of his cows were running across the field and some were bleeding,

"I made it back and all I could find was dead cows with arrows in them," Baker said.

A man working on the land saw the cows running and alerted the property owner. Someone inside the home was able to capture two males walking off the property carrying bow and arrows.

"I couldn't believe it," Baker said. "I was just amazed that somebody would do such a thing."

Baker says he is out thousands of dollars and at a lost for words.

Wagoner County Sheriff's Office investigators along with their agricultural investigator are actively working the case.

Each suspect faces four felony counts of animal cruelty. One count for the two dead cows and one count for their unborn calves.

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Deputies are asking the public to help with any information regarding two men seen in the area where several cows were found killed, or missing, near Locust Grove.

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Courtesy Mayes County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

In a Facebook post shared by the Mayes County Sheriff's Office, a woman says that two men were seen in the same area just 30 minutes to an hour after "multiple cows" were found shot to death with a bow and arrow.

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Courtesy Mayes County Sheriff's Office Facebook page

The post says that at first the family thought it was just one cow that had been killed, but now there are a total of two that have been found dead, with seven others missing.

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Courtesy Mayes County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page

"They were heavily bred, they were due to have their babies any time now. There are still 7 mommas missing. They had been chased and shot as if this were some kind of fun game. We are not sure if the 7 missing are okay, we do not know where they are, they were chased enough that they ran through the fences, we don’t know if they are dead as well," says the Facebook post.

Mayes County Sheriff's Office shared the Facebook post and are asking the public to contact the Wagoner Country Sheriff's Office at 918-485-3124 should they have any information on the killings.

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