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

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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 4:02 pm | Updated: 4:19 pm, Mon Mar 11, 2013.

MORGANTON – 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.

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