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IA man arrested on suspicion of shooting horses

Published On: Jan 30 2013 01:52:09 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -

Police have arrested a 31-year-old Cedar Rapids man they suspect of shooting three horses in a Johnson County pasture.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that one horse was killed and two others injured in the weekend shooting.

Ryan Grafft is being held at the Johnson County Jail on $17,500 bond. Investigators say Grafft fired a rifle at the animals from inside his truck as he passed by their pasture Sunday afternoon.

Grafft faces multiple charges, including shooting a rifle over a highway and injury to animals. He was arrested and jailed Tuesday morning.

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek says Grafft fired about 20 shots into the pasture. The owner of the horses says he doesn't know Grafft and doesn't know why someone would want to harm his animals.

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