Dog Shot Dead, Man Arrested in Cleburne County

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. - Jacob James is in custody on charges of Animal Cruelty in Cleburne County. 

Officers responded to a call near Sager Road in West Pangburn on Oct. 23  that a man identified as Jacob James had allegedly taken possession of a rifle, and went to a neighbor's house. 

A witness told authorities that he heard a few gunshots, and saw James carry off a dog that appeared to be dead. The police report states that the dog had puppies a few days before the incident, one puppy was found dead  and some of the puppies were missing.

Officials say James had a previous felony conviction in the state of Arkansas.

James is being held in the Cleburne County Jail on four counts of Animal Cruelty, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons.

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