2 men face charges after cow shot, found dead in Calloway County

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Two Murray men face charges after a cow was shot and found dead.

Austin Hester, 23, and Beau Hester, 21, both of Murray were arrested and charged with 1st degree criminal mischief and 2nd degree cruelty to animals.

Calloway County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Highway 1124 in the northwestern part of the county on Monday, April 11 for a report of a cow being shot.

The caller reported the cow had been found dead.

Warrants of arrest were issued for both men on Wednesday, April 13. There were arrested later that night and taken to the Calloway County Jail.

Anyone who witnesses any unusual or possible criminal activity is encouraged to call the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office at 270-753-3151 or email ccso.office@callkyso.com.

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