Cattle gunned down in Cass County

2011-01-03T18:28:00Z 2011-01-04T20:00:04Z Cattle gunned down in Cass CountyBy ZACH PLUHACEK / Lincoln Journal Star
January 03, 2011 6:28 pm  • 

Deputies found an AK-47 and other guns in a pickup with two Omaha teenagers accused of gunning down cattle in Cass County late last week.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office said 18-year-old Jeffrey J. Ivey and a 15-year-old, whose name was not released, killed three cows and injured two.

The cattle's owner called the county 911 center at about 4 p.m. Thursday and said he was following the shooters, who were in a blue pickup headed north on a road just west of U.S. 75 near Murray. Deputies caught up and stopped the pickup just east of Murray at Nebraska 1 and U.S. 75.

Authorities said inside the pickup were three guns: an AK-47, a .22-caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Deputies jailed Ivey on suspicion of three counts of felony criminal mischief, one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief and one count of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. He remained in jail Monday evening.

The 15-year-old was cited and released to his parents, but a news release from the sheriff's office does not say what he was cited for.

The sheriff's office is investigating several similar incidents in which signs and other roadway objects were shot. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 402-296-9370.

Reach Zach Pluhacek at 402-473-7234 or


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