64-year-old James Mack of Sheridan was arrested in late July for allegedly beating a fawn to death with a shovel in the front yard of his residence at Thurmond Avenue. Mack's Attorney, Clay Jenkins filed a written Not Guilty plea in Sheridan County Circuit Court this week. An unsecured bond of $3,500 was set by Judge John Sampson.
Along with the citation issued by the Game and Fish Office for Destruction of Big Game, Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dianna Bennett has also filed a Cruelty to Animals charge against Mack. A case review will take place between the Prosecuting and Defense attorneys in the near future regarding the charges against Mack.