Barry W. Shein
2018-01-11 03:55:39 UTC
multiple occasions, authorities say.
Greg Carr faces charges of bestiality, criminal trespassing and
cruelty to animals following his arrest in Siloam Springs on July 16.
Investigators say the donkey's owners, Emert and Joyce Whitaker, told
officers that they'd had issues with trespassers harassing their pet
donkeys over the past three years.
The problem got so bad that Emert Whitaker posted several "No
Trespassing" and "Do Not Feed Animals" signs around the property. He
also placed a game camera in a field south of his house where the
female donkeys are kept.
According to court documents, the camera captured images of a man
coming onto the Whitakers' property early on May 27 and June 4. The
pictures show the man placing a bag over a donkey's head, then getting
behind the donkey and placing his pelvis against the rear of the
More images were captured early on July 5 and July 6. These showed the
same man feeding the donkeys from bags that appeared to be bread bags
before approaching the animals from behind and placing his pelvis
According to an incident report seen by KHBS, an officer arrived at
the Whitaker's property and found Carr hiding in the bushes. Carr
initially claimed he was feeding the donkeys some carrots and denied
having sex with the animals.
When told about the surveillance footage, Carr allegedly said he
smoked a lot of marijuana and claimed the drug made him do "sick
things." He also promised the officer that he would get help if he was