Man arrested after dozens of dead, injured livestock found on property

A Grand Island man has been arrested after authorities allegedly found dozens of dead or injured livestock on his farm. 
Edward Mug

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A Grand Island man has been arrested after authorities allegedly found dozens of dead or injured livestock on his farm.

According to court records, 41-year-old Grant Edwardson faces 24 felony counts of abandonment/cruel neglect of livestock resulting in injury or death, and three misdemeanor counts of abandonment/cruel neglect of livestock.

Authorities found a row dead cattle in a pen, dead cattle in a shelter and others were found covered by pallets and plywood, according to an arrest affidavit.

In another area, ten dead cows and seven dead calves were found stacked by each other, according to the documents.

The animals appeared to have been dead “for some time,” investigators said.

Other cattle were found on the property that appeared to not be in good condition, with some showing indications of being malnourished, investigators said.

A judge set bond for Edwardson at $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in court in June.

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