THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - As the Thomas County Sheriff's Office investigates what happened on Ginger lane Wednesday afternoon, Captain Steve Jones said body camera video proves the drug agent acted according to protocol.
“The dog was vicious,” Captain Jones said. “The dog attacked. He came at him very aggressively. I can tell you that from watching his body camera from his perspective and what he saw.”
Drug agents intending to speak with residents at 301 Ginger Lane were surprised when they said a dog came charging at them from the home.
“I was just a visit, and it turned into an unfortunate circumstance,” said Captain Jones.
Officers later determined the dog belonged to a neighbor who lives at 333 Ginger Lane.
According to Animal Control, this is the fourth or fifth time the dog has been at large, in violation of the leash law.
Thomas County Humane Society Executive Director Ed Williams said, “The last time we talked, of course we couldn't foresee this situation, but we told them that something bad was liable to happen to this dog if they didn't keep it at home.”
Tammy Hires, who lives at the home where the dog stays, said the dog mistakenly got out of their fenced-in property Wednesday and is not vicious.
The dog will undergo reconstructive surgery in Tallahassee Friday.
Anthony Hires, who claimed ownership of the dog, was charged with dog at large and disorderly conduct.