According to the Siloam Springs Police Department, the donkey’s owners’ home had been under surveillance for the past month because the couple was having trouble with people harassing their pets. With "no trespassing" signs failing to deter intruders, the owners also set up security cameras.
In the early hours of July 16, 1:30 a.m. to be exact, the owners called local authorities to report an intruder. Found hiding in the bushes, Compton told the Siloam Springs police officers he was just taking a walk and wanted to give the donkey some carrots. However, once he was informed that security footage had recorded him getting frisky with the donkey, Compton claimed marijuana "makes him do sick things," the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported.
After reviewing the footage, police indicated the July 16 encounter showed Compton feeding the donkey carrots and covering its eyes as he went to stand behind the animal "to have some type of sexual interaction." The camera had previously recorded several instances – May 27, June 4 and July 5 – when Compton was filmed putting a bag over a donkey’s head, getting behind the animal and placing his pelvis against its rear, the police report read.
Compton is currently charged with four misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing and bestiality along with five felony counts of cruelty to animals. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 11.
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