The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has two under arrest and a person likely missing in flood waters after an incident with cattle and car accidents on Friday.
GCSO deputies and Sheriff Jim Arnott responded to calls around 5:15 p.m. that cattle were loose in the Lions Gate Subdivision, on the eastern dead end of West Gaslight Drive. The deputies and Sheriff Arnott tried to wrangle the cattle, which have escaped through a fence on the property that is inadequate for containment. The department has tried to contact the owner of the cattle on previous occasions without success.
As the deputies were working to control the cattle, a male suspect drove by on Gaslight and started calling the cattle in an attempt to scatter them throughout the subdivision. Deputies tried to stop the vehicle but they fled south through the pasture and through multiple fences belonging to area cattle owners.
Sheriff Arnott continued pursuit and followed until the vehicle came to a stop. The male suspect would not comply with the Sheriff’s commands, and then fled through a closed cattle gate causing more fencing damage.
A later search of the area discovered the vehicle near Farm Road 190 and Twin Bridges. A female was inside the vehicle and attempted to escape but was taken into custody. Deputies then started a K9 track to look for the male suspect, but the track was discontinued after a search in a wooded area near the James River.
While that situation was taking place, a second male showed up claiming ownership of the cattle. The man was arrested for trespassing and other crimes.
A call was make later Friday night in the area of the 6400 block of South Farm Road 141 saying a man was yelling for help in the James River area. GCSO officials believed the call could be connected to th earlier incidents on Friday. Crews did not located anyone, and the search was called off because of rising waters and darkness.
Anyone with information on the situation who has not spoken with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to call 868-4040.