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N.C. man attacks cows with SUV, box cutter

Police found the man covered in blood, fearing that his attack involved other people

The Hickory Record

MORGANTON, N.C. — Two cows have been euthanized after authorities allege a Valdese man drove his SUV off Poteat Road Saturday and struck the farm animals with the vehicle and then attack the creatures with a box cutter knife.

Matthew Dean Lail, 28, of Abees Grove Church Road, Valdese was discovered by officers with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office on Western Avenue just outside the grounds of the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Western Youth Institute.

Matthew Dean Lail (Morgantown Police Image)
Matthew Dean Lail (Morgantown Police Image)

Approaching the suspect, officers reported Lail had wandered on foot to the driveway just outside the local prison, covered in blood and carrying a razor box cutter.

Full Story: Cows euthanized after box-cutter attack, Burke County sheriff says

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