NORTH, Clear. – A 19-year-old central Wisconsin man has been accused of intentionally starving cows on his family's farm.
Wausau Daily Herald reports that the prosecutors accused Joshua Litze Friday of two counts intentionally failing to deliver food to animals, four counts not to remedy an animal carcass in time and a bail jump.
The complaint says that a marathon county sheriff's deputy answered a cattle report in the road near a farm in Norrie, about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) east of Wausau. The officer found cows with bones protruding from their sides and at least four bodies of dead cows.
The authorities say that Litzke should take care of almost 30 cows while his father was out of town.
It wasn't clear if Litzke has a lawyer.