Pocola Man Offers Reward After Finding His Goats Shot, Killed

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 8:12 am
By: News On 6

A Pocola man is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after four goats were shot on his LeFlore County property.

Greg Conrad told KFSM, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith, he made the discovery Saturday, October 6th after noticing his goats were nowhere to be found.

"They come up and we feed them and play with them, but Saturday they didn't come up."

The animals often roam free on several acres of land Conrad owns on the west side of Pocola. He says it's not uncommon for his goats to walk up to strangers.

Conrad assumed the goats had gotten out of the fences and went to investigate, that's when he stumbled upon one of his male goats.

"He had been shot and was down in the tall grass where we couldn't see him, but he had been shot in the front right shoulder."

Another one of the family's goats was also shot.

Two female goats, that were pregnant, were later found and have since died.

Conrad says he has had the goats for seven years, and that it's like losing family.

"They're pets. They're not livestock. They come up and we feed them a hand, they're part of the family."

No shell casings or lodged bullets have been recovered, but Conrad says he is confident it was not accidental.