GRANVILLE, N.Y.: A fugitive from Indiana who was featured on Tiger King has been arrested in New York after flaunting photographs of unique animals at his sanctuary to somebody who then reported him, officers mentioned.
Timothy Stark, 55, was arrested Thursday by Granville police, the Post-Star reported.
The individual to whom Stark confirmed the photographs carried out some web analysis on him and found he had warrants for his arrest, Granville Sgt. Ryan Pedone mentioned.
A lawyer who might converse for Stark couldn’t be discovered. A publish on the Facebook web page for the sanctuary he based, Wildlife in Need, mentioned there isn’t any proof to assist the allegations.
The Netflix sequence Tiger King follows the lifetime of Joe Exotic, of the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma and different collectors of unique animals. Stark’s sanctuary is in Charlestown, Indiana.
Stark misplaced his license with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in June after officers mentioned he left animals with out ample care, meals or water, WHAS-TV reported.
Chief Deputy Scottie Maples, of the Clark County Sheriffs Department in Indiana, mentioned Stark moved two dozen animals from his sanctuary earlier than authorities might take them. Stark can also be accused of threatening and grabbing a public official throughout an inspection of his property.
Stark awaits extradition proceedings at Washington County jail in New York earlier than he faces battery and contempt expenses in Indiana.
Authorities say that Stark informed them that the contempt cost was the results of him swearing at a decide throughout a listening to. He mentioned that the intimidation and battery cost is for poking a neighborhood prosecutor within the chest throughout a search of his property.