Colbert County investigators discuss charges after cows found dead, malnourished

Colbert County investigators discuss charges after cows found dead, malnourished
A malnourished cow is seen near one of the two dead cows found Monday in a field along Cook Lane in Colbert County (Source: MATT MCKEAN)

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - Colbert County prosecutors are meeting with animal control officers and Tuscumbia Police to plan the next steps after two cows were found dead on property on Cook Lane recently.

Several other malnourished cows were found on the same property.

The owner is facing charges of failing to properly dispose of the bodies. Our news partners at the Times Daily are reporting that additional charges may be filed soon.

Animal control officer Anthony Wilbanks says one of the dead cows may have been there for 10 days.

Authorities say the property owner, who works as a truck driver, has been gone for some time.

Times Daily photographers say they saw two dead animals still on the property on Tuesday.

To find out what options animal control officers have, pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Times Daily, or visit the Times Daily website.

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