RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — It's hard for Darrell Stanley to imagine what kind of person would do this. Kill innocent animals.
That's what happened at his farm on Parks Crossroads Church Road in Ramseur on Saturday. Randolph County deputies say someone shot and killed 11 of Stanley's goats. Stanley said five of the goats were just babies, only nine weeks old.
"I just don't understand. They just have no respect for any type of life," Stanley said.
One of the goats that died had been in his family for 19 years.
Investigators believe the goats were killed Saturday sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. while Stanley was away from home.
If anyone has any information on this incident, they are asked to contact 911, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699, or Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463.