Archive for Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Cattle shootings prompt arrests

Two juveniles detained in Eudora after five animals are found dead

December 5, 2000

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— Eudora Police arrested two juveniles Friday night after a shooting spree that left five head of cattle dead and six wounded.

Information in the case has been given to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Charges are pending.

About 3:30 p.m. Friday, police were called to Sycamore and Cedar streets, where they found three long-horn cattle shot to death and three others wounded, said Police Chief Bill Long. He identified the owner as Ronald DeMott.

Saturday morning, two black angus cattle were found shot to death at 15th and Acorn streets, Long said. Three more were injured. They were owned by Randy Gorden, Long said.

All of the cattle were shot with a rifle, Long said. The dead animals were valued at a total of $7,500, he said.

"I think it was all done on Friday," Long said of the shootings.

Information that led to the arrests was developed while officers were investigating a separate case, he said. The juveniles, both boys, are being held in the juvenile detention center, Long said.

Douglas County Sheriff's officers are investigating another incident involving a mixed breed heifer calf found shot to death Sunday at 306 N. 1 Road near Overbrook, according to a sheriff's report.

The owner was identified as Franklin H. Downs. The calf was valued at $300.

The case is not believed to be related to the Eudora shootings, a sheriff's spokesman said.

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