A Louisiana man who has been accused of stealing a car with an elderly dog inside the vehicle told authorities he threw the dog out of the moving car and into the Ouachita River.
According to KnoeNews8, arrested Gregory Burton, 42, after deputies tried to pull the vehicle over in Monroe. Burton refused to stop and once the vehicle ran out of gas, left the car and tried to hide in another vehicle. When deputies used a taser to take the man into custody and handcuff him, Burton grabbed the officer’s taser and tased two of the deputies.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office state the deputies checked the area where Burton threw the dog, found the aged Jack Russell terrier and returned it to the owner. The dog did not appear to be injured.
Burton has been charged with the following:
- Theft of a motor vehicle
- Resisting an officer
- Disarming of a peace officer
- Battery of an officer
- Animal cruelty
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