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From the Parker County Sheriff's Office
Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) involved in a horse shooting incident Sunday, July 17, 2011.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident which left a horse dead was reported by the owner to have occurred sometime between 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
The horse owner told deputies she performed a routine security check Sunday when she discovered her 14-year-old quarter horse “Lacy” lying motionless on the ground about 100 yards from the fence off of Chisholm Hills Road, and had been shot in the neck.
Chisholm Hills Road is off White Settlement northeast of Willow Park.
Sheriff Fowler said the case is being investigated and the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is following up on leads.
Sheriff Fowler said numerous arrests have been made in livestock shooting cases over the last several years with a single additional case currently under investigation.
An incident in the 2400 block of Fox Road in Millsap which occurred in Jan. 2010, left a filly dead after being shot in the head.
Sheriff Fowler said although the incidents appear isolated, Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the suspect(s) responsible.
Additional cases where arrests resulted from the investigations include two buffalo shootings and horse shootings off of Highway 51 South, Aledo and in Millsap.
“It’s just a senseless crime which results in the death of a horse or any livestock,” Sheriff Fowler said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at (817) 599-5555.
You may remain anonymous.