Two people have been arrested after authorities found four dogs shot execution style.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at approximately 1 a.m. on May 12 in the 2300 block of 113th Street of several dogs being shot after reportedly chasing livestock.
Upon arrival, deputies determined the dogs were not chasing any livestock and conducted an investigation into the incident over the next several days.
Deputies determined that the dogs were shot execution style by a single gunshot wound to each. Orrie Covert, Jr., 65, of Tabor, and Amber Sharp, 30, of Tabor are suspected of shooting the dogs.
A search warrant was executed May 21, resulting in the seizure of numerous wild game animals which are illegal to possess. Covert and Sharp were arrested. Both were charged with four counts of animal abuse. Bond was set at $8,000 for each.
Numerous charges are still pending from the search and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sidney Police, Tabor Police and Iowa DNR.