Reward Offered for Information on Farm Animal Killings
BRADLEY COUNTY (WRCB) -- The Bradley County Sheriff's Office offer reward money for help identifying suspects in the killing of several farm animals.
One case involves the weekend shooting of a Texas Longhorn steer.
On Sunday, deputies were called to a farm on North Mouse Creek Road to investigate a 9-1-1 call of gunfire. Deputies were told a steer valued from $2,500 to $5,000 had been shot. A witness heard the gunshot and reported seeing a vehicle leave the area.
The farm owner and the BCSO are together offering a reward up to $1,500 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Detectives are also working a case about the killing of several elk at a farm on Hunt Road in the southern part of the county.
The owner of the elk added $5,000 to the earlier amount of $1,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those who killed the elk.
Anyone with knowledge of either case should contact the BCSO Crime Tip Hotline, 423-728-7336. Information can be left anonymously.