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CACHE COUNTY -- Sheriff's officials arrested a Clarkston man accused of shooting a goat after smoking spice.
Lt. Chad Jensen with the Cache County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Ryan Lee was high on spice -- a legal type of synthetic marijuana -- when he got into an argument with a friend around 5 p.m. Friday. During the fight, Jensen says Lee pulled out a revolver, walked into a nearby building on the property and fired several shots inside and outside the home.
One of the bullets hit his friend's goat.
When deputies arrived, Lee came out of the building but remained combative. After several attempts to get Lee on the ground, deputies tried to use a Taser on him. When that was ineffective, deputies fired a bean bag round from a shotgun and were able to take him into custody.
Lee was taken to Logan Regional Hospital for evaluation, then booked into jail. Jensen says criminal charges are pending.
The goat survived and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.