La Crosse police cited a 21-year-old man for killing a fox Dec. 28 in a South Side cemetery and lying during the investigation.

Jesse Cary of La Crosse admitted shooting the fox with his brother’s .22-caliber rifle at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 3636 Mormon Coulee Road, according to police reports.

Cary, who initially denied involvement, told police he planned to make a hat from the hide.

His brother, 23-year-old Jerad Cary of La Crosse, was inside a pickup truck during the shooting and also initially denied involvement.

Surveillance video showed Jesse Cary leaving the truck with a rifle, according to reports.

Jesse Cary faces two $187 citations for discharging a firearm in city limits and obstructing officers. Jerad Cary faces a ticket for obstructing officers.

Both are due in La Crosse Municipal Court on Jan. 31.

The state Department of Natural Resources also is investigating.


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