A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whomever is using Brown Prater Road as a dumping site for dead animals.
“I can’t stand it anymore,” said nearby resident James T. Jacobs of seeing the carcasses of dead animals along the roadside between Brown Prater Road and Charles Creek Road. “Something needs to be done. I can’t stand this pollution of our water supply. These animals, what doesn’t get carried off by other animals, gets swept into the river when it rains.”
Jacobs contacted the Southern Standard offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the unlawful dumping on Brown Prater Road.
Dead livestock is being dumped, specifically goats.
“There’s one there right now that was placed about 3-4 days ago,” said Jacobs. “It’s in a black trash bag.”
The $1,000 reward, not available for anonymous tips, can be claimed by the reporting person after an arrest and conviction has been made.
Jacobs said he hopes putting up his own money persuades someone to provide the necessary information to find the person responsible. The illegal dumping of animal carcasses over 10 pounds is considered aggravated criminal littering, a class A misdemeanor.
Anyone with information is asked to call Warren County Sheriff’s Department at 473-7863.