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Bond set for Springfield man accused of pig attack

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Benjamin Fullwood, 23, was charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction and trespassing. (Source: ECSO) Benjamin Fullwood, 23, was charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction and trespassing. (Source: ECSO)
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A man charged in connection with an attack on a pig remains at the Effingham County Jail. 

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.

The pig got loose from a property on Courthouse Road. Residents were trying to find the pig's owner when Fullwood attacked, according to the ECSO. Sheriff's spokesman David 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.

"The pig is currently being treated at Webb Animal Clinic for serious injuries. Fullwood stabbed the domestic pig between 15 and 20 times," Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

Scott Hinson, chief judge at the Effingham County Magistrate Court, set Fullwood's bond at $25,000. If he violates any condition of his bond, a court hearing will be held to decide whether his bond should be revoked. 

"I was informed by Humane Enforcement that Mr. Fullwood did not have ownership of the dogs; however, prior history has show concern with his behavior regarding domestic animals. Therefore, a condition to his bond is for him to not be around an[y] domesticated animals, and to not return to Bevill Mobile Home Park, the location of the incident," Hinson said in a statement. 

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