A tip of possible animal abuse and neglect made to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a Bend man Wednesday, and 36 sheep and goats were removed from the property on Erickson Road, said authorities.
Last Friday deputies began an investigation into the allegations, and executed a search warrant at 62664 Erickson Road on Tuesday, September 26, said Sgt. Gary Decker. With the assistance of the Humane Society of Redmond, an Oregon State animal welfare officer, and Blissful Acres Rescue Reserve, deputies removed 36 animals from the property.
|Daniel B. Sheridan, DCJ Photo |
The following day, 34-year old Daniel B. Sheridan of Bend voluntarily came into the sheriff’s office where he was arrested for six counts of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and 36 counts of animal abuse.
The investigation is continuing, added Decker.