Fort Rucker soldier faces animal cruelty charge

By: GENEVA, Ala. (AP)
By: GENEVA, Ala. (AP)

A soldier faces a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after he was accused of shooting a dog in the face.

The Geneva County Sheriff's offfice said the canine had to be euthanized because of the injury. 35-year-old Army Warrant Officer Henry Bradley Wilson of Enterprise was released on $500 bond after he surrendered to sheriff's deputies on Friday.

Wilson, who is stationed at Fort Rucker, allegedly shot the dog Jan. 8. in the Black community.

Deputies said they acted on a complaint filed by the dog's owner.

Wilson claimed the dog was shot because it attacked his chickens.


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  • by Tonya Location: holmes county on Feb 24, 2009 at 08:51 PM
    If the dog came on my dwelling and attacked my animals I would shoot it too. I like how it mentions "Black community" as if this is a racial crime. Was the dog legal? Maybe it was foaming at the mouth. Maybe the public needs a more descriptive story. This is a man serving our country. Do you really want to arrest him for it. He probably hit it directly between the eyes and even it is sad sometimes animals and people live through these type of injuries and suffer before dying. More info please?
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