A Great Falls man is in jail after deputies say he shot another mans two horses maiming one and fatally wounding the other while demonstrating how a rifle worked to a Lancaster man he claims to know as Juicy.
Kendrick Martinez Culp, 24, of 2223 McClinton Road is charged with two counts of animal cruelty, according to Chester County Sheriffs Office documents. He is being held at the Chester County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond on one of the charges. Bond hasnt yet been set on the second count of cruelty.
Around 6 p.m. Sunday, 61-year-old Robert Wishert was at his Great Falls home when he went to feed his horses only to find that one of them, a 25-year-old female quarter horse, had been shot three times.
Wishert noticed that his male horse, which he had had since 2004, wasnt anywhere to be seen.
They (the horses) were always together, Wishert said.
Wishert searched for his 12-year-old horse, which he eventually found dead next to a creek.
Officials told Wishert that the horse died of a single gunshot wound to a main artery close to its heart.
According to a Chester County Sheriffs report, Wishert and his daughter had heard shooting on his pasture earlier that evening.
On Monday, deputies and animal control officers canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with a witness who said they saw Culp and another man shoot the horses on Wisherts property, said Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.
Culp had been trying to sell a .22 rifle to the Lancaster man, who police and Culp only know as Juicy, and demonstrated how well it worked by shooting the horses, Smith said.
Police are still searching for Juicy, but believe both he and Culp took part in intentionally shooting both animals.
Wishert said his female horse, which was taken to a veterinarian, is expected to survive.