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Springfield man charged with attack on pig

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Benjamin Fullwood is charged in connection with an attack on a pig. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Benjamin Fullwood is charged in connection with an attack on a pig. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

An attack on a pig has resulted in charges against a Springfield man.

Benjamin Fullwood, 23, was charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction and trespassing. He and his pit bull attacked the pig that had wandered into Bevills Mobile Home Park on Courthouse Road, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said the pig got loose from a property on Courthouse Road. Residents in the area were trying to find the pig's owner when Fullwood attacked, deputies reported.

"Fullwood sicced his dog on the pig, then pulled it off and started stabbing the pig with a knife," Ehsanipoor said. "It was a senseless and brutal attack on a domestic animal in front of bystanders including children who were begging for him to stop. The animal posed no threat to others."

Ehsanipoor said Fullwood was stabbing the pig as his two pit bulls were attacking it, and that attack occurred in front of several witnesses, including children.

"This was not a wild pig," Ehsanipoor said. "The pig posed no threat to anyone."

The pig survived, but was seriously injured.

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