Two Umatilla County men were arrested Friday for killing and butchering a cow, according to Oregon State Police.
Anthony Haigh, 21, of Stanfield, and TJ Kestler, 20, of Hermiston, were both charged with theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespass with a firearm, animal abuse and interfering with agricultural operations. In addition, Haigh, who was already in the Umatilla County Jail on unrelated charges, was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.
A third adult male, not yet named, was not taken into custody but may be charged with theft and criminal trespassing, depending on the district attorney’s office.
The crime took place sometime during the night of Jan. 14 off Feedville Road in Stanfield, where a cow was found killed and partially butchered the next morning.