CORRECTION: Spice a factor in goat shooting

Multiple criminal charges have been filed against a 29 year-old Clarkston man who was allegedly under the influence of an herbal substance known as “Spice” when he started firing in and outside of a Clarkston home late Friday afternoon. Cache County Sheriffs Lieutenant Chad Jensen says Ryan Lee is also accused of shooting his friend’s goat with a revolver.Jensen says officers arrived on the scene near 100 West and 300 South at about 5 p.m. responding to a report of a man with a gun. When the suspect came out of the building he was reportedly non-compliant and combative. After several attempts to have him lay on the ground, deputies attempted to impact him with a taser. Jensen says the taser was not effective and the suspect was impacted with a less lethal bean bag round fired from a shotgun. At that point he was taken into custody.A goat which was shot by the suspect was taken to a local veterinarian by Cache County Sheriffs Office Animal Control and the suspect was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for medical evaluation. Jensen says Lee was booked into the Cache County Jail on charges of public intoxication, cruelty to animals, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon by intoxicated person, discharge of a firearm, possession of a psycho-toxic chemical and interference with arrest. Other aspects of the case are still under investigation.

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