UPDATE: The McMinn County Sheriff's Office said the man accused of shooting and killing two mules is in custody.

Colby J. Eaton was arrested around 11:30 am Thursday.

Eaton is accused of killing the mules last May.

“The case was presented to the McMinn County Grand Jury in November, and an indictment for 2 counts of Cruelty to Livestock was issued for Colby J. Eaton,” Sheriff Guy said. “Mr. Eaton was contacted several times about the indictment, but did not turn himself in, so our deputies have assisted him in getting to Jail.”

Eaton is being held on a $5,000 bond. 

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A grand jury issued an indictment for 21-year-old Colby J. Eaton for two counts of cruelty to livestock.

According to the MCSO, the incident occurred on May 5, when two mules were found with gunshot wounds on a farm on County Road 700.

Eaton is a white male who is 6'0" with brown eyes and brown hair.

The sheriff's office believes he may be living in the area of No Pone Road in Bradley County or he could be in Meigs County.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Colby J Eaton, you are urged to call the McMinn County Sheriff's Office at (423) 745-5622 or click here to send a private message to Sheriff Joe Guy.

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