Sheriff investigates animal abuse case

15 cattle found dead on farm in Morgan County

The Morgan County sheriff is seeking up to 50 different charges be filed in a case concerning multiple dead and malnourished cattle found on property along Highway 135 South.

According to the sheriff’s department, a search warrant to check the health and safety of animals on property leased by Ed Coleman was served Jan. 9. The warrant was served by the sheriff’s department, the Humane Society of Missouri and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fifteen dead were found in some form of decomposition.

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