Officials: Break-in suspect slashes dogs

August 10, 2013

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One dog is dead and another is recovering after they were slashed with a knife by a 17-year-old man during a home burglary, according to Hood County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Ronald Sidney Bishop, of the 2000 block of Swaim Drive in the Briarwood Addition just southwest of Granbury, was arrested Wednesday at his home and charged with two felony counts – burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, and cruelty to animals, Rose said. Bishop was a junior at Granbury High School last school year, GISD Information Officer Jeff Meador said.

“This is a senseless crime and sad that such a young man would be such a bad decision-maker,” Rose stated.

The lieutenant noted that the incident allegedly took place Aug. 4 at a residence in the 3200 block of Brazos River Court in the Comanche Cove subdivision.

“During the burglary electronic items were taken and the suspect slashed two dogs with a knife causing one dog to be euthanized from the injuries,” Rose said. “The second dog was treated at a local veterinarian’s office and is recovering.”

When asked if a motive was discovered by investigators, Rose would only say that “The case is still under investigation.” Rose also provided no information on whether the stolen items have been recovered.

Bishop remained in the Hood County Jail as of press time on bonds totaling $55,000, according to Rose.

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