Crime

Man accused of killing, mutilating llama pleads guilty

Alexander Samuel Clark pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the felony charge. He avoided prison time but was required to pay nearly $2,500 in fines and court costs, according to court records.
Alexander Samuel Clark pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the felony charge. He avoided prison time but was required to pay nearly $2,500 in fines and court costs, according to court records. Photo courtesy of Union County Sheriff’s Office

A man accused of killing and mutilating a llama in January at a farm in Monroe has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

Alexander Samuel Clark, 21, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the felony charge and to felony larceny. He was sentenced to six months to 17 months in prison was required to pay nearly $2,500 in fines and court costs, according to court records. Two other men were charged at the same time. Cody Bray is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. James Robert Lee will appear on Thursday.

Authorities say the trio trespassed onto Borderline Farms, a llama and alpaca farm on South Rocky River Road in Monroe. “They had been drinking, and they just basically wanted to see what it would be like to kill an animal, to kill a llama,” Union County Sheriff’s Capt. J.C. Luke told the Observer.

Sheriff’s deputies said the 300-pound llama, named Mighty, had been stabbed and cut in half.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Adam Bell

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