Stepbrothers charged with shooting cows on first day of deer hunt

January 10, 2008 5:13:34 AM PST
State police say two Fayette County stepbrothers shot and killed four cows after dusk on the first day of deer rifle hunting season.

Police say 21-year-old Ronald Dwayne Regish III, of Dunbar, and 22-year-old Allen Kessler, of Normalville, fired 10 shots at the cows in Saltlick Township. A juvenile is also charged with firing a shot.

Police say the men used a spotlight to find the animals and told police they thought the animals were deer.

The men are charged with agricultural vandalism, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals.

Police say spent rifle shells were found 50 to 200 yards from the cows.