GRAPEVINE — The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a man they say trespassed on private property and shot a turkey in an illegal hunt.
Authorities say the incident occurred on Friday around 9:20 a.m. in Grapevine near Hwy. 28.
Police describe the man as white, with long dark hair and wearing a blue and white shirt with a cap. They say the vehicle the male suspect was driving was a white pickup, possibly a Chevrolet, with toolboxes in the bed of the truck and an orange light on top.
According to authorities, the male suspect pulled into a driveway, got out of his truck and shot a turkey with a shotgun or rifle. The unknown male shot in the direction of Hwy. 28 and police say he put the lives of those on the highway at risk when he fired the firearm.
After killing the turkey, the male got back into his truck with the turkey and left.
Police say the homeowner witnessed the incident.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in identifying the male. They will keep the names and information of those who have any leads or tips confidential.
The Sheriff’s Department can be reached at 606-439-4523.
Deputy Ruey Couch is in charge of the investigation.
TJ Caudill can be reached at 606-629-3245 or on Twitter @TJHazardHerald.