A preliminary hearing in the case was postponed at Thompson's lawyer's request so that Thompson can have a psychological evaluation, Plants said.
Thompson remains in jail on a $50,000 surety bond.
Powers' nephew, Joshua Pollis, and two women went to Thompson's house on May 2 after getting a call that he had the goat. They say they found him wearing a bra and panties, standing over the dead goat with his pants down and blood all over the floor.
When police entered the house after being called to the scene, they found fresh blood near the front door of the bedroom and in Thompson's bedroom. Inside the bedroom police found the small gray-and-white goat wearing a pink collar lying dead on the floor, blood coming from its neck, according to the criminal complaint filed against Thompson in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. There was a pornographic magazine photo laying a few feet from the goat, according to the complaint.
Thompson was found several hours later after police searched the house and the surrounding woods.
Thompson allegedly told police he was high on bath salts, a synthetic drug that mimics the symptoms of cocaine and can cause hallucinations, for about three days. The goat was taken to a veterinarian for a necropsy.
Plants declined to disclose the results of the goat's examination.
"At this point all possible charges are being investigated, including larceny of a goat and animal cruelty for sexual assault," Plants said.
Lisa Powers said she's very thankful to the police, Tuanquin and Schmidt, and everyone who helped the family since Bailey was killed.
"There's still kindness in this world," she said.
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