GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) – Bond has been set at $35,000 for a Gila Bend dairy farm worker accused of killing four cows with a knife and severely injuring five other cows.
Mario Alberto Garcia-Leon had his initial court appearance Tuesday. He doesn’t have a lawyer yet. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials announced Garcia-Leon’s arrest Monday.
They say he’s being held on suspicion of several charges of felony criminal damage, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, animal cruelty, and other charges.
Sheriff’s officials say an emergency call came in about 11 a.m. Sunday from workers inside the Citrus Valley Dairy.
When deputies arrived, they say Garcia-Leon was covered in what appeared to be blood.
He allegedly threatened other dairy employees before being arrested.
Sheriff’s officials say Garcia-Leon admitted to using methamphetamine and alcohol before the incident.
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