Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Dog Found Hanged In Tree - Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

LaBelle Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty And Marijuana Production

LABELLE, FL. -- A man has been arrested in LaBelle, charged with being responsible for the death of a former girlfriend's dog, which was discovered by Hendry deputies hanging in a tree

On March 25, 2014, Hendry County Deputies followed up on a complaint of Animal Cruelty in the County Line Trailer Park. Deputies originally received the complaint on March 23, 2014 when it was reported that 29 year old, Gene Harris may be responsible for the death of a dog belonging to a former girlfriend.

Deputies arrived on scene and found the dog hanging in a tree. Witnesses reported that Harris was angry at his former girlfriend and took her dog onto the roadway, slammed onto the road, then hung it from a tree.

Witnesses stated they called out to Harris, asking him what he was doing. Harris then ran from the area.

On March 27, 2014, Sgt. J. Olvera went to the home of Gene Harris. Sgt. Olvera did speak with Harris at that time and he was placed under arrest.

Upon making contact with Harris, a marijuana plant was noticed next to him. When questioned about the Marijuana plant Harris admitted to finding it the trailer park, digging it up and taking it home. He went on to tell the Deputy he put the plant in a pot and fertilized it. He was then transported to the Hendry County Jail.

Harris was charged with Cruelty to an Animal and Producing Marijuana. Harris is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $10,000.00 bond.

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