A York County man has been charged with a leash law violation after four alpacas were killed apparently by a dog at a neighbor's pasture.
The Herald of Rock Hill reported that sheriff's deputies have charged Macilinley Clayton Izzard with allowing a dog to run free.
Mark Barnett says he saw a dog crawling under a fence and saw several of his llama-like animals dead.
A veterinarian told Barnett on Thursday the injuries were consistent with a dog attack. A coyote would have tried to eat them.
Izzard told a deputy he was in the house cooking and realized his dog was off the chain. Izzard said he went outside and put the chain back on the dog. A deputy said there was no blood on the dog.