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Arrest in Amish horse killing : cops
Arrest in Amish horse killing : cops

Arrest in Amish horse killing : cops

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in Pennsylvania over the fatal November shooting of a horse pulling an Amish buggy carrying a family of five.

The wounded horse continued for about a mile to a Pennsylvania farm before the occupants of the buggy noticed the animal bleeding from its mouth, with a gunshot wound to its chest.

As a northbound vehicle passed the buggy, the victim said he heard a firecracker type noise at which time his horse spooked and bolted. The victim regained control of the horse and continued on to his farm, unaware that the noise was a gunshot. After arriving home, he found that his horse was bleeding from the mouth. A veterinarian was called, but the horse died prior to the veterinarian’s arrival.

A necropsy of the horse conducted at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. It was discovered that the horse died as a result of a gunshot wound to its left chest.

As a result of an extensive investigation, East Lampeter Township Police today arrested Timothy Antonio Diggs, Jr., 22, of Ronks. Charges against Diggs include Recklessly Endangering another Person, Propulsion of Missiles into an Occupied Vehicle or on to roadway, and Cruelty to Animals.

Diggs is already being held at Lancaster County Prison after a December 2, 2013 search of his apartment uncovered stolen firearms and a stolen motorcycle from two separate burglaries in East Lampeter Township and Upper Leacock


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