Posted on July 2, 2010 by denverabc
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – An Ogden man who pleaded guilty in the release of
hundreds of animals from a mink farm has been sentenced to 21 months in
Alex Jason Hall pleaded guilty to damaging or interfering with an animal
enterprise in the August 2008 raid on the South Jordan mink farm.
The 22-year-old apologized at his sentencing in U.S. District Court
Wednesday. Hall was accused of letting about 650 mink loose and destroying
breeding records at the McMullin mink farm.
The farm recovered most of the mammals but several mink died after being
hit by cars or from stress after they returned to the farm.
Another man, 23-year-old William James Viehl, was sentenced two years in
federal prison for the break-in.