It was originally thought the animal was a dog, but LMAS later said the animal was so mangled it may have been a coyote.
to the court summons, LMAS received an anonymous tip that Jamey Glenn
Osterhoudt, 34, was responsible for dumping the animal.
investigated the claim, they said Osterhoudt admitted to the crime in a
written statement, saying his minor son killed the animal but he was the
one who removed its head and tail before trying to dispose of it.
was looking for a dumpster to get rid of the body, but the one at
Valero was locked so he left it on the ground, he said in his statement.
summon was served January 11. Osterhoudt is expected to appear in court
February 21 to face a misdemeanor criminal littering charge and
violation of a dumping ordinance.
LMAS said they should know in
the next two weeks if the animal was coyote or a dog. If it was a dog,
more charges could come. If it was indeed a coyote, Kentucky Fish and
Wildlife said a coyote is a wildlife animal. If the alleged coyote was a
nuisance, it is legal to kill it. While it may sound gruesome that the
animal was dismembered, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife said it is not
unusual for people to do that if they hunt.
WAVE 3 News did try to contact Osterhoudt, but were not successful.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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