Whitfield Sheriff’s Office investigating death of horse


COHUTTA, Ga. (WDEF) – The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a horse.

Captain Paul Woods with the Criminal Investigation Division says deputies were called to Cohutta-Beaverdale Road just after midnight Saturday morning on reports of cruelty to animals.

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The Sheriff’s Office says a deputy arrived on scene to find a deceased horse.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed the horse had been shot.

Investigators looked into a neighbor who shoots and is known to take target practice in the area. However, the sheriff’s office says the neighbor has fully cooperated with investigators and was not home at the time of the incident. The Sheriff’s Office has ruled him out as a suspect.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating and following up on additional leads.