PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Prineville man has been arrested in connection with a string of animals found shot in rural Crook County. Ronald Livermore faces multiple charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a silencer, aggravated animal abuse and criminal mischief.
The Crook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police have been investigating the deaths for several months. Deputies executed a search warrant at Livermore's Prineville home and vehicle Monday morning, and obtained evidence linking the 67-year-old to multiple shootings of yearling calves.
Livermore's bail was set at $665,000.