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Spanish Fork Man Being Mistaken for Animal Cruelty Suspect

Spanish Fork Man Being Mistaken for Animal Cruelty Suspect

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL NewsradioA Spanish fork man well-known because his daughter was allegedly murdered is now being mistaken by animal activists for a person who is charged with animal cruelty.

Richard Davis is known because his daughter Kiplyn disappeared. But now he's getting bombarded with angry calls because people think he's the man charged for pulling a bull behind his van. He says, "I've had phone calls, calling me about everything you can imagine."

The animal cruelty charges were against a Provo Richard Davis, not the one from Spanish Fork.

Davis wants to protect his good name as he runs for city council. He says, "I'm not the Richard Davis that pulled the bull around. I don't even own a dog."

He says he's running for city council to pay back the kind people who've helped him, but his recent phone messages sure haven't been kind.

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