Siloam Springs man sus­pected of hav­ing sex with don­key

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - TRACY M. NEAL

BEN­TONVILLE — A Siloam Springs cou­ple con­cerned about their pet don­keys placed a cam­era on their prop­erty and cap­tured im­ages of a man sus­pected of hav­ing sex with one of the an­i­mals.

Everett Comp­ton, 49, of Siloam Springs was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with four counts of bes­tial­ity; four counts of crim­i­nal tres­pass and five counts of cru­elty to a an­i­mal. He was being held Wed­nes­day in the Ben­ton County Jail with a $5,000 bond set.

Ac­cord­ing to a prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit, Joshua Fritz, a Siloam Springs po­lice of­fi­cer, was called June 21 to 1850 E. Cheri Whit­lock Drive for a re­port of sex crimes in­volv­ing an an­i­mal.

The own­ers of the don­keys said some­one had been ha­rass­ing their pets for the last three years so they posted signs around their prop­erty warn­ing peo­ple against tres­pass­ing and feed­ing the don­keys. The cou­ple also put up a game cam­era, which recorded a per­son at 1:30 a.m. May 27 and June 4 plac­ing a bag over a don­key’s head and on both oc­ca­sions the man is seen be­hind the don­key, ac­cord­ing to the prob­a­ble cause af­fi­davit.

Fritz later re­turned to the home to get more photographs from the cou­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, the photographs taken at 11:30 p.m July 5 and July 6 showed the sus­pect feed­ing the don­keys from bread bags and then he placed a bag over one don­key’s head and then went be­hind the don­key.

Cpl. Ron Coble, a Siloam Springs of­fi­cer, was called to the home July 16 for a com­plaint of a man tres­pass­ing and hav­ing sex with one of the don­keys.

Coble found the man, later iden­ti­fied as Comp­ton, hid­ing be­hind bushes on the prop­erty, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port.

Po­lice ap­pre­hended the man on the prop­erty and he was iden­ti­fied as Comp­ton, ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit.

Comp­ton de­nied any sex­ual con­tact with the don­keys when ques­tioned by Coble. Coble told Comp­ton about the cam­eras around the prop­erty and Comp­ton said he smokes a lot of mar­i­juana, which makes him do sick things, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Comp­ton said he needs help and would seek help if the of­fi­cer didn’t charge him with hav­ing sex with the don­key, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

Comp­ton’s ar­raign­ment is sched­uled for 8 a.m Sept. 11 in Cir­cuit Judge Brad Kar­ren’s court. Tracy M. Neal can be reached by email at tneal@nwaon­line.com or Twit­ter @NWATracy.

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