Early County investigators are still searching for a second person responsible for killing dogs in Early and Seminole Counties.
On Tuesday evening, Early County deputies arrested 51-year-old Tonnie Alexander of Damascus, who's charged with four counts of cruelty to animals, for shooting four dogs in Early County.
Alexander confessed to the crime, and is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Authorities credit the hard work of citizens, and workers with the Humane Society of the United States.
A total of seven dogs have been reported killed in Early County. Two dogs were also shot and killed in Seminole County.
Authorities believe the same person has killed the remaining three dogs in Early county, and the other two in Seminole County.
This includes a family’s dog that was most recently killed over the weekend in the 7300 block of Braswell Godby Rd. in Seminole County.
Seminole County investigators tell us the criminal they’re looking for is described to be driving a small, older model Ford pickup truck that has a gray or rust color box in the back.
Laurie Kaufman, with the Humane Society of the United States says they’re glad to see one person has been arrested and charged, and are working now to help find this second person.
“We are very involved in what’s going on in Seminole County. We have done our detective work. We have handed over a couple of names and a couple of photographs to the Early County Sheriff,” says Laurie Kaufman, with the Humane Society of the United States.
Anyone with information should call Early County investigators at 229-723-3158 or Seminole County investigators at 229-524-5115.