Stories tagged with: Exotic Animal Release

January 4, 2012 - 6:34pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

A final report in the Terry Thompson exotic animal incident has been released. After months of speculation - Thompson committed suicide after he released 56 wild, exotic animals.

A report released by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation confirms gunshot residue was found on the hand of 62-year-old Terry Thompson of Kopchak Road. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said with no leads indicating otherwise authorities stand behind their original ...

November 4, 2011 - 4:50pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is now revealing more details from the day Terry Thompson released his 56 exotic animals and then took his own life.

It happened October 18th on Thompson's farm on Kopchak Road. Newly released records and dash cam video show in detail how the dramatic day unfolded. The Deputy Reports tell multiple cases of animals charging at deputies before being shot and killed. One Deputy wrote that a bear died only 7 feet from where he was standing. The combined...

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