Men wanted for killing Legare Farms' pig, escaping on boat

Published: Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:28 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT
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Photo of a pig similar to the one shot Monday. (Source: Helen Legare)
Photo of a pig similar to the one shot Monday. (Source: Helen Legare)

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for two men who escaped on a boat after killing a pig and attempting to haul it off of Legare Farms property.

On Monday night, a deputy responded to Vardell Legare Lane in reference to animal cruelty.

Helen Floyd-Legare said two men rode up on her property in their boat and shot one of her pigs.

Floyd-Legare said she was working on the farm when she heard a gunshot coming from the water. When she went to investigate, she saw a white boat stuck on a sandbar with two men inside the craft.

According to investigators, when the two men began to flee, Floyd-Legare saw that one of her pigs had been shot in the head.

The victim said the boat then traveled north on the Stono River. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Legare Farms has about 100 pigs on the farm.  They released the following statement on their Facebook page:

I still can't believe it but someone shot and killed one of our pigs that was in my front yard from a boat tonight. Rick and I were just finishing dinner when we heard the shot. We couldn't figure out where it came from but then heard another shot. They then tried to come ashore to get the pig but ran their boat aground. When they saw us coming they gunned the motor and were able to get away. We called the police but as the deputy said, not much they can do with the description 2 white men in a white boat. The scary part was the horse and donkeys were just a few feet away from the pigs. The even scarier part is Rick and I were only about 500 feet away. This is one messed up world we live in.

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