Morgan County Cattle Deaths Increase to 16
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking up to 50 different charges in connection with the dozens of dead or dying cattle found at a property south of Stover last week. Lt. Mike Nienhuis says 20 cows and calves, malnourished an in need of medical attention, were removed by the Humane Society and transferred to a local ranch. One of them has since died. Nienhuis says the 19 other rescued cows and calves appear to be doing fine. 15 dead cattle were found in various states of decomposition, along with the bones of 13 others, on the property leased by Ed Coleman on Highway 135 South when authorities served a search warrant to check on the health and safety of the animals.