Mandan News

Cattle shot in Oliver County

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing nine head of cattle in Oliver County on July 4.

The animals’ owners, Miles and Marjorie Tomac and John and Kim Dixon, all of Mandan, have pledged $9,000 to add to the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association’s standing $1,000 reward to help bring the livestock criminals to justice.

The Oliver County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation and NDSA are investigating the crime, which claimed two cows and a calf owned by the Tomacs and two cows, three calves and a yearling owned by the Dixons. The animals appear to have been shot sometime on Independence Day morning in adjoining pastures approximately 2 miles north of the Morton County-Oliver County line off Highway 25.

This is the second cattle shooting case in recent weeks. The other involved 14 cattle shot in a pasture near Hankinson.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help if anyone has information that would help solve this crime. Tips can be shared by calling the Oliver County Sheriff’s Department at 794-3450 or the NDSA office at 223-2522.