Who was Thomas Golden?Angry dog owner who wielded a pitchfork.
Thomas Golden will be our focus. We will look at what the farmer did that caused his arrest.
Who is Thomas Golden?
He is a 68 year old farmer.
He is from Ardhoom, Meelich in Swinford.
The elderly farmer is said to have refused the seizure of his dog by ISPCA.
The farmer objected the seizure of his dog by wielding a four-pronged pitchfork.
This force the ISPCA to called the support of the Garda Armed Response Unit.
The officers had to taster the 68 year old, before arresting him.
Mr. Golden is said to have appeared in court today, before his honour Judge Eoin Garavan.
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This happened at the Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court where he slapped with several assault charges.
Sergent Maureen Flynn told the court that the previous visits to the suspects farm by ISPCA was met with stiff resistance.
The 68 year old refused to allow the team from ISPCA to enter his farm, by indicating that there was absolutely nothing wrong with his animals.