Update from Texarkana Police Department:
A felony arrest warrant was issued this morning at about 10:00 for LeGus Holloway, 79, of Texarkana Texas, for Cruelty to Non-Lifestock Animals. This is as a result of a video that surfaced over the weekend on social media that shows Holloway viciously abusing a dog.
Officers are currently searching for Holloway but have not yet been able to find him. At this point, there are concerns for Holloway’s safety as a result of threatening comments that some people have made on social media. If you know where Holloway is, please call the police department and let us know.
According to the authorities, an arrest warrant is expected in a case involving a dog who was brutally beaten in Texarkana, Texas. On Sunday night, the Texarkana Police Department notified angry social media users who were bombarding the Department’s Facebook page with requests for an investigation into the beating, which was captured on video and uploaded to Instagram.
The police stated:
We have gotten several messages and phone calls about the dog that was being abused in a video that was posted to social media. Like many of you, we were upset by what we saw and take this kind of thing very seriously.
We have identified the man in the video and expect an arrest warrant to be issued very soon.
The Department also requested that people STOP calling to report the abusive video, “Thank you to everyone who cared enough to bring it to our attention. However, we ask that you please not call to report this incident to us. We are well aware of it and are already working hard on it.”
The dog in the video was pulled out of a vehicle and then hit by a man wielding a belt – the dog is then lifted by her neck and hurled to the ground. Immediately after the dog hit the ground she began to scream in pain.
A subsequent update by the police indicates that the dog was found and taken to a veterinarian for an exam. In unconfirmed Facebook posts, there is indication that the abused dog suffered a broken leg in the disturbing incident. The dog allegedly did not belong to the man in the video.
More details will be released as they become known. Find the original article about this animal cruelty case here.
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