OWEN COUNTY, Ind. — A Putnam County man was preliminarily charged after Indiana conservation officers say he killed a bobcat.

According to Indiana DNR law enforcement, someone called into the DNR’s tip line, saying they had seen a man shoot at two bobcats in Owen County.

After an investigation, DNR said the man killed one of the bobcats but did not injure the other.

DNR identified the man as Elijah Helton and said he is being charged with a criminal misdemeanor charge of illegally taking a wild animal.

He was issued a summons to appear in Owen County court.