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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 17, 2010
Location: Rogersville, Tennessee

Animal: Primate (Undisclosed Breed)
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: Deputies with the HCSO Narcotics Unit found, and was assaulted by, aggressive primates while conducting a search for methamphetamine production. One of the primates attacked and ripped an officer's jacket. The man was taken into custody for drug related charges but was not cited for the primates as they are legal in Tennessee.

Source: Johnson City Press

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