YCSO: Two arrested, accused of abusing calf

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- Officials with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office say two people are under arrest, after a video showing the abuse of a calf surfaced on social media.

In a statement released Tuesday, officials announced the arrest of Kyle Abrigo, 23, and Nathan Chambliss, 19. Both Abrigo and Chambliss live in Cottonwood. Deputies were assigned to the investigation at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday to investigate an anonymous tip regarding the apparent abuse of a calf. Video showing the alleged abuses were shared on different social media sites.

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In the video, YCSO officials say Abrigo was seen shaking the calf and grabbing its ears, and then kicking the calf two or three times, with one kick being a downward stomp towards the calf's head. Abrigo then pulled out a black handgun, placed it next to the calf's head, and discharged a round into the ground near the calf.

Officials then say Chambliss swung the calf using his hands, and hit it a few times in the face before grabbing the calf and slammed it on the ground. Chambliss reportedly then held the calf in a chokehold, pulled a firearm from his hip and pointed the firearm near the calf's face, and discharged a round.

Both suspects, according to officials, appeared to be laughing throughout the incident. Officials say they later learned that the incident happened on the Perkinsville Ranch area, near Mingus Mountain.

Both Abrigo and Chambliss are booked into Camp Verde Detention on various charges, including misdemeanor and felony Cruelty to Animals, as well as felony Disorder Conduct. In addition, Chambliss is also facing minor consumption of alcohol charges, as both he and Abrigo admitted to drinking during the incident.

Meanwhile, the calf was later located. The calf was described as "essentially uninjured", and its owner was notified.