PARKER COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Sean Thomas Sloan of Weatherford on Sunday April 4 as part of an animal cruelty investigation.
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said deputies were dispatched to the 7200 block of the Comanche Trail around 11:30 a.m., where a neighbor said he witnessed his 3-year-old husky dog being assaulted. Shy.
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“Animal cruelty cases are a top priority for my office,” Sheriff Authier said. “I think we are responsible for protecting those who cannot protect themselves. This includes children, the elderly and animals. “
The witness captured the incident on a cell phone video recording and showed it to deputies when they arrived at the scene. It shows Sloan aggressively grabbing the dog while he was tied up in the front yard of the house. Sloan then hit the dog in the face and neck with a closed fist, twisting its neck, forcing its muzzle to touch its back, and punching it several more times, law enforcement said.
The dog attempted to escape from Sloan, at which point Sloan grabbed the dog’s muzzle and forced him to the ground while hitting him on his right rear hip, face and neck several times. The dog was able to get away from Sloan and ran under the house.
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Sheriff’s deputies contacted Sloan, who, without prompting, immediately told MPs he had an “argument” with his dog after he ate half a chicken and held it. although he had only “slapped” him three or four times. MPs watched the chicken, which had a slight sting on its back, but was otherwise unharmed, and was walking with other chickens in the house.
Another witness told MPs he observed Sloan “about to break his neck” and “near [sic] killed him.”
Sloan was arrested for cruelty to animals other than cattle; torture. He was booked into Parker County Jail where he remains on $ 15,000 bail.
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Sheriff Authier said animal control officers took custody of Shy directly at the scene to receive medical treatment from a local veterinarian.