State Senator Randy Price (R-Opelika) and his wife, Lee County Revenue Commissioner Oline Price, surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for them regarding roaming cattle.
The pair were named in three misdemeanor warrants for large animals roaming free and turned themselves over to the Lee County authorities on Monday.
The complaint referenced “two large animals of the bovine species to run or be at large on the premises of David Morris located at an address within the City Of Opelika, Alabama without the consent of the owner of said premises in violation of section 4–78 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Opelika.”
After being released on Monday, Randy Price made a statement to the press regarding the charges.
“Today my wife, Oline and I responded to a warrant that had been issued against us,” Price wrote in a statement. “A cow that is in our herd got off our property onto the neighbor’s property, and the neighbor filed a complaint with the Opelika police department for a cow running at large, which is a city ordinance.”
Price told 1819 News that he and his wife were doing well in the wake of the drama and seemed to be in good spirits.
“Oline and I have been raising cattle and goats for more than 40 years,” Price said. “We are proud to have raised our two sons on this same farm that has been in the family for more than 100 years, and if there is one thing we can tell you as a parent and farmers is that you can’t always control your animals or your children. We are looking forward to resolving this matter.”
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