Missing cow severely injured elderly woman

Published 1:14 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017


NATCHEZ — A cow on the loose Monday reportedly injured an elderly woman on South Circle Drive.

Emmett Robson, brother of Dorothy Echols, said his sister was raking leaves in her yard on South Circle Drive when the cow “ran her over.”

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The cow had been missing for three months before being spotted Sunday afternoon on Seargent S. Prentiss Drive in the area of Parkway Baptist Church.

The cow led police officers and wranglers on an overnight chase before being caught in the front lawn of Monmouth Historic Inn on John A. Quitman Boulevard.Robson said his sister was placed in intensive care following the incident and will likely require hip replacement surgery.

Initial reports that no one was injured and no property damaged by the loose cow were incorrect.

Robson said a police report was filed about the incident at the Natchez Police Department.

Natchez Police Sgt. Jerry Ford said a report was filed at NPD, but the incident is not a criminal matter.

“It’s going to be a civil matter that the (victim and owner of the cow) would work out … through insurance … or (civil) court,” Ford said.