Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Office: Man arrested for shooting neighbor's dog

Willis Green (Source: Cherokee County Jail)
Willis Green (Source: Cherokee County Jail)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Cherokee County deputy arrested a Weeping Mary community resident for animal cruelty after the man allegedly shot and injured his neighbor's dog on Aug. 11.

Willis Henry Green was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal and resisting arrest, search, or transport, which is a felony and transported to the Cherokee County Jail. He has since been released from custody.

According to an incident report released Thursday, a CCSO sergeant was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of County Road 2417 in reference to an animal cruelty incident.

Green was sitting at a picnic table in his front yard, and several children were trying to retrieve the injured dog from under the home. When he arrived on the scene, the complainant told him that she saw Green use a shotgun to shoot her dog, which was described as a "brindle-colored mixed breed with a white chest." At the time the dog was shot, it was between Green and its owner.

The shotgun, spent shell, and the footage from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle were all placed into evidence.

When asked if there was a reason Green shot the dog, CCSO Captain John Raffield said, "I think he just doesn't like dogs."

The report did not give any specifics about why Green was charged with resisting arrest, search, or transport.

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