Hurricane man arrested for bestiality, other charges

HURRICANE – A 55-year-old Hurricane man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant issued out of Fifth District Court on charges stemming from an investigation by Hurricane City Police officers that the man had engaged in sex with animals.

The investigation began after officers received information the suspect had been involved in bestiality, trespassing and burglary. The investigative report was filed with the Washington County Attorney’s Office for possible charges.

Hurricane City Police officers arrested the man just after 2 p.m. at his Hurricane home. He was booked on the third-degree felony warrant into Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility, where he is being held on $5,000 bail.

Submitted by Nancy Perkins, public infomation officer, Hurricane City Police Department

Ed. note: Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Brenda November 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    SICK SICK SICK but it wasnnt a child.

  • jq November 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Hum? So did they catch him in the act?? Or is it just hurricane politics??

  • Char November 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I can see it now, the mare looks back and thinks, what is …

    Ed. ellipsis

    • Char November 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      hahaha, ‘tiny thing’ is to be edited out?

  • Dd November 15, 2012 at 5:29 am

    You say it wasn’t a child…animal abuse is, more often than not, a precursor to sexual abuse of a child, domestic abuse, and rape. Serial killers often start out abusing helpless animals as well. Disgusting subhuman PIG!

    • Annettie Cannavale November 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Sick freak. I’m just glad they caught him before he escalated to human sexual abuse or violence.

      • Pete November 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

        It’s already happened to someone else by him…

        Link omitted by Editor.

      • Hakim November 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

        People have no problem killing animals for food or masturbating them for farming but when someone loves an animal they’re outraged? Hypocrites. Bestiality is a victimless crime, zoophiles love their animal partners.

        • ken November 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

          Experience talking there Hakim?

  • DoubleTap November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    He is very fortunate he didn’t get shot by some horse owner. This individual is plain SICK!
    Is this an indication of the types of sick, deranged individuals in this area? I have read reports on other local sites to there being more than one person doing this in southern Utah. Whats next, goats and chickens? God help us…

    • Annettie Cannavale November 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      This sort of thing and worse happens everywhere. I wouldn’t take it to be indicative of this area.

    • President Ron Paul November 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Double Tap, these things and worse occur everyhwere, buddy. Humans are complex creatures.

  • Big Bob November 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    So why wouldn’t this be treated as sexual abuse of an animal? Oh, why should it be of concern? Polygamous kids get raped by adults all the time and get away with it.

  • President Ron Paul November 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I’ve heard of sexual desires for a tree or any object – even people … and making love to a tree. Nothing should surprise anybody!

    Ed. ellipsis

  • Joey Carter November 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Does he have to register to be a sex offender? Does he need to talk to all the animal owners in his area?

  • BJ Kellogg November 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

    As a new resident to southern Utah, I have wondered why they call it Dixie, I thought it was because of the all the trailer trash in Hurricane–now I know why. Now I bet the race will be on to link this to the Petraeus scandal.

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