Authorities said Andrew Haefele, 36, used a large bat with spikes to strike the goats. Scott said the animals were also struck with what appeared to be a machete.
Scott said that Charles E. McKinney, 34, was seen cutting the neck of one of the goats as it lay on the ground dying.
Morgan, Haefele, McKinney and Donald Compton, 35, are all charged with offenses that include maiming an animal, conspiracy to maim an animal, animal cruelty and giving false information to law enforcement.
It’s unclear if they have hired attorneys who could comment on the charges.