Authorities in Washington Parish, Louisiana have accused a man of shooting five puppies in the head with a .22 rifle. On Wednesday, Shawn Glen Jones, 25, Dogwood Valley Road, Angie, was arrested and charged with five counts of cruelty to animals.
According to the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a concerned citizen contacted the Humane Society of Louisiana and reported five abandoned puppies left on the side of the road. The rescuer had left a blanket and food for the pups and had planned on returning for the puppies later in the day. When the rescuer arrived at the scene later in the day, the puppies were dead and had all been shot with a small caliber gun. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into the heartless killing of the innocent puppies.
Through a series of tips, Jones was found to have a female dog the same breed as the dead puppies, although when questioned, he stated he had given all of the puppies away, but was unable to identify that person. Later during more questioning, Jones admitted to abandoning the puppies, but denied shooting them. It was later discovered Jones had returned to his home after abandoning the puppies, picked up the rifle and returned to the location to kill the puppies.
“Our detective did an outstanding job in this matter. She worked diligently until she had sufficient evidence to arrest Shawn Jones,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Once again, tips from concerned Washington Parish citizens helped us solve a crime. If any person has additional information about this crime, I encourage you to contact Detective Demi Rice at the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office,” posted Sheriff Randy Seal.
Rest in peace innocent little ones. (Photo of Louisiana man accused of shooting five puppies courtesy of WPSO). Jones remains in jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.
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