Man sentenced to prison in case of Texarkana puppy beating video

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The 69-year-old man from Texarkana caught on a video recorded in November 2017 abusing a puppy, was sentenced to prison on Monday.  LeGus Holloway Jr., pleaded guilty to third-degree felony animal cruelty before 202nd District Judge John Tidwell.

According to the Texarkana Gazette, Holloway’s plea arrangement includes  a five-year prison term negotiated between members of the Bowie County Public Defender’s Office and the state’s representatives, First Assistant District Attorney Mike Shepherd and Assistant District Attorney Katie Carter.

The  graphic video posted on Instagram in November  created a stir among animal lovers. The viral video showed two men and a dog – the dog had been on the receiving end of a brutal beating. At one point, the dog had been whipped with a belt…moments later she was picked up by the neck and slammed to the ground. Almost instantaneously the dog screamed in pain, while one of the men laughed at her suffering; casually mentioning that her leg had been broken.

The puppy, named Lady was removed from the home and treated for a fractured femur. The dog has since made a full recovery.

Check out Lady’s video:

Here’s a short video of Lady at the vet’s clinic this morning. She is doing well and recovering nicely.

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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16 replies
  1. Marni Montanez says:

    I wish we knew the name and address of the one who laughed also. he should be in jail right along with this other monster.

  2. Adrienne says:

    More jail time for the scum who do things like this.Maybe they will see they won’t get away with a slap on the wrist and serious jail time will be waiting for them.More judges should do this.

  3. Nadya Rossi says:

    “LeGus?” That explains a lot. Why didn’t the prosecutors tell this clod’s defense team to go straight to hell? Don’t they care that the message they’re sending is that animal torture is no big deal? Fatso needs to serve some serious time, pay a big fine & face a lifetime ban on owning or having control/care of another animal.

  4. Red says:

    The “OTHER MONSTER” who was filming and laughing should also be serving time for this pathetic excuse of human actions……. KARMA……………GET THEM BOTH!!! Better yet, lock Holloway in a cell with a true animal lover…………

  5. Darla says:

    I pray karma raises her head and this sick bastard gets his ass ripped in two in prison and beat daily until he’s dead, the world would be a better place without scum like him wasting precious air.

  6. Shelly Berchem says:

    I would like to say “THANK YOU” to the responsible, humane human who posted this BARBARIC BRUTAL LOW LIFE’S behavior on social media. That is the ONLY WAY that these monsters can be caught and JUSTICE delivered! Thank you to the “Elected Prosecutor” & “Elected Judge” for delivering JUSTICE for the INHUMANE INSANE ANIMAL ABUSE to “LADY”! Enforcing the law to the maximum extent is going to send a BIG MESSAGE to ALL ANIMAL ABUSERS this is UNACCEPTABLE, & YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!! Their needs to be MORE PROSECUTORS & MORE JUDGES that ENFORCE the LAW to the MAXIMUM EXTENT regarding ANIMAL ABUSE…

  7. Theresa says:

    Two old fucking cocksuckers hope you both come down with a disease in it kills you or maybe when you’re in jail someone will slice your fucking throat

  8. PAMELA D says:

    Hope this useless low life POS filth bastard gets in the same cell with animal lovers to break every fucking bone in his body and laugh.

  9. vicki hood says:

    Glad the judges and the courts are doing a little better. Poor innocent Lady deserved none of the abuse. Hope she is in loving home now.

  10. Nancy Raymond says:

    I hope that winkled old fuck, LeGus Holloway dies in prison – and every day of the five year sentence his old ass is harassed, intimidated, abused and used – he needs to be treated as poorly as he treated Lady – and to his fellow scumsuck who thought beating her was funny, may that bastard get a fatal date with a tractor trai

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Oops! My last two words were cut off – the scumsuck who laughed at Lady being abused needs a date with a tractor trailer.

  11. pennysdachshunds says:

    I hope EVERY PRISONEER in that facility this ethnic who say they are the one’s that matter!!! GET”S the broom handle “Samba” at least FIVE times A week by the numerous dog friendly inmates….. This Bastard really deserves to lick the floor around the toilet on a daily basis TOO!!! Of course after it has been urinated on!!!

  12. Diana Rowell says:

    The guy laughing about her getting beat down and a broken leg, ought to have HIS LEG BROKEN and then let’s see if he laughs at that. Sick and tired of these sub-human maggots taking out their hate on innocent animals just because they’re being themselves. IF YOU CANNOT MANAGE A PET IN THE MANNER THAT’S APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR SPECIES, THEN DON’T GET ONE. PERIOD!


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