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Arrest Amish horse: 22 y/o arrested for killing Amish horse

Amish horse and buggy
Amish horse and buggy
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An arrest made in the killing of an Amish horse made news this week. Timothy Antonio Diggs Jr. of Ronks, Pennsylvania was arrested for fatally shooting the horse which was pulling a buggy carrying a family of five at the time of the incident. On Feb. 12, Mail Online reported that Diggs Jr., 22, is facing seven misdemeanor charges -- and he could face more. After a sweep on his house, police found that Diggs Jr. wasn't just in the horse-shooting business.

"During a search on Diggs' property police also found a stolen motorcycle and stolen firearms from two separate burglaries in the Upper Leacock Township and in East Lampeter Township," reports Mail Online.

The arrest in the Amish horse case came three months after the incident occurred. The horse was shot in the chest and bleeding from the mouth and there was no hope in saving him. He was dead by the time a veterinarian arrived on the scene. As for a motive in the case, one has not been revealed. It is believed that this was a random act of violence and that Diggs Jr. didn't know the family traveling inside the buggy when he shot the horse.

Diggs Jr. was charged with "reckless endangerment, cruelty to animals, and firing into an occupied vehicle." Thankfully no one in the buggy was injured at the time of the incident.

The arrest in the Amish horse case has Diggs Jr. holed up at the Lancaster County Prison. It's unknown if a judge will grant him bail.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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