Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday, March 6, at approximately 9 a.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an animal complaint involving the theft of livestock at 2120 Open Sands Loop in Greenville.
The owner of the livestock located the area where a calf had been drug from the field and into a wooded area and freshly slaughtered. Upon the deputy’s arrival and a search of the area, the suspect was located in the wooded area and fled on foot with what appeared to be a rifle in hand. Assistance was requested from the Madison Department of Corrections canine team in an attempt to track the suspect. The suspect was not located at the scene.
The investigation continued with identifying the suspect and the arrest of Joshua Wayne Odom, 23, of Greenville.
Joshua Wayne Odom was arrested and charged with the following:
1. Animal cruelty
2. Possession of firearm during commission of Felony
3. Grand theft of livestock
4. Trespass while armed