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Case ID: 19562
Classification: Throwing
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Prosecutor(s): Kourtney Teaff

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Sunday, Mar 18, 2012

County: Montgomery

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: George Wayne Hughes

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted a Willis man for animal cruelty after he allegedly swung a dog he didn't own against a building, killing the dog.

George Wayne Hughes, 25, faces the state jail felony of cruelty to non-livestock animals after grand jurors indicted him Tuesday. Punishment for a state jail felony is 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000.

According to his indictment, Wayne, on March 18, allegedly killed the dog by swinging it against the side of a building "without the owner's consent."

Wayne has no attorney of record, according to Montgomery County District Clerk records.

Prosecutor Kourtney Teaff did not know the breed of dog or its age but said Hughes was not threatened by the dog.

"This is not the kind of case where there was any fear of being attacked by the dog," she said. "At the DA's Office, we take animal cruelty cases very seriously.

"We seek justice for not only human victims, but also the four-legged ones."


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