BUTTERNUTS, N.Y. -- A man from South New Berlin in Chenango County was arrested after allegedly shooting a pig multiple times, and then lying to police about the incident.
Robert W. Youngblood, 34, is charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, under the Agriculture and Markets Law, as well as criminal contempt, obstructing governmental administration and making an apparently sworn false statement.
New York State Police were called to Dunhams Cross Road in Butternuts for a report of animal cruelty on Aug. 16, after someone found a 6-month-old pig alive, but suffering from several shots from a pellet gun.
Youngblood gave a statement to police, which was later determined to include false information about the events that happened on the property.
He was also charged for violating an order of protection, after contacting the person who has the order against him in front of a trooper.
Youngblood was issued appearance tickets, and is scheduled to appear in both Butternuts and Unadilla courts later this month.