4 charged after dead longhorn placed on OSU fraternity lawn

PAYNE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Four men are now facing charges after a longhorn carcass was found on the lawn of an Oklahoma State University fraternity in December 2023.

Authorities were called to the FarmHouse Fraternity on the corner of S. Monroe St. and W. 3rd Ave. on the morning of Dec. 1, 2023, after a dead longhorn was found on the house’s front lawn. ‘F*** FH’ was written on the cow’s side.

Dead longhorn found on front lawn of OSU fraternity

Longhorn at OSU frat
Longhorn at OSU frat

According to initial necropsy findings, the longhorn died naturally and before it was placed on the lawn.

Days later, Stillwater Police served a search warrant at another fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho, after rumors of an “ongoing prank-war” between the two fraternities.

“The FarmHouse has been very cooperative with us… We do know that AGR does have information about the acquisition and the disposal of the animal corpse, and we’re just waiting on them to provide that information to us,” said Lt. T.J. Low, Stillwater Police PIO, at the time.

Stillwater Police serve search warrant to OSU fraternity, collect video surveillance for longhorn carcass investigation

Now, 19-year-old Luke Ackerley, 20-year-old Bennet Fady, 19-year-old Andrew King and 19-year-old Brody Shelby have all been arrested and charged with Unlawful Disposal of a Carcass, a misdemeanor.

All four men have bonded out on their own recognizance and will appear in court March 11.

KFOR has reached out to OSU, FarmHouse, Alpha Gamma Rho and the attorney listed on the Oklahoma State Courts Network as representing the four. We are waiting to hear back.

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