POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 11:44am
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 11:50am
UPSHUR COUNTY — Bond has been set at $50,000 for the Upshur County man accused of hanging a donkey from a tree, according to the county judicial records.
35 year old Anthony Bassler was arrested on Tuesday. It was is second arrest on animal cruelty charges.
Bassler claimed that the donkey was dead before he hung it in the tree to be used as panther bait. However, according to Upshur County Sheriff officials, the evidence suggests that the animal may have been alive at the time.