Everett Lee Compton, Jr., 49, was arrested Monday (July 31) in connection with five felony counts of cruelty to animals. Compton also faces four misdemeanor counts of bestiality and criminal trespassing.
The Whitaker family had been talking with police for the past month, and officers had posted extra patrols in the area.
Signs warning against trespassers didn’t solve the problem, so the owners set up a game camera to catch intruders.
The camera captured several images on May 27, June 4 and July 5 of Compton putting a bag over a donkey’s head, getting behind the animal and placing his pelvis against its rear, according to the documents.
Siloam Springs police apprehended Compton on July 16 after he was caught
Prior to his arrest, Compton told the officer he had been feeding the donkeys some carrots. When the officer asked Compton if he had been
The officer then told Compton there were surveillance cameras located around the property, and that he planned to look at the footage.
Compton told the officer he smokes a lot of marijuana, and claimed it made him do "sick things."
One family member told the broadcaster: "It just made me sick to my stomach. To know that she couldn’t tell nobody and that she was having to go through this and she couldn’t tell nobody.
"We knew he was there so we could call police to come and check things out."
Compton was being held Tuesday (Aug. 1) at the Benton County Jail on a $5,000 bond. He has a hearing set for Sept. 11 in Benton County Circuit Court.
(newsonline.com - August 1, 2017)