Texas man arrested after seven dogs fatally maul elderly man in unprovoked attack

A 47-yr-old gentleman is in law enforcement custody just after his 7 pet dogs fatally attacked a 71-12 months-aged male in Fresno, Texas, last 7 days, police said.

Law enforcement arrested and billed Samuel Cartwright with assault by doggy resulting in dying — a next-degree felony in Texas — after his pit bull mixes allegedly mauled Freddy Garcia in an unprovoked attack July 18 as Garcia walked to a neighborhood retail store in Fresno, an unincorporated community about 20 miles south of Houston, at about 1:30 p.m., the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Workplace explained on Facebook.

Emergency responders transported Garcia by helicopter to Memorial Hermann-Texas Health-related Heart in downtown Houston, where he was afterwards pronounced lifeless, the sheriff’s business office stated at a information meeting previous 7 days.

A subsequent investigation carried out by the sheriff’s workplace, Fort Bend Animal Control and the Fort Bend County district attorney’s workplace determined Cartwright as the operator of the pet dogs sheriff’s deputies and animal regulate officers had captured all seven by Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s workplace.

Cartwright is in the Fort Bend County Jail on bond of $100,000.

“This devastating tragedy did not have to happen,” Sheriff Eric Fagan said in a statement. “I increase my deepest condolences to the Garcia loved ones and his neighbors as they adjust to the reduction of Mr. Garcia.”

Garcia’s loved ones users described him to KTRK-Tv of Houston as “youthful, “full of life” and “really joyful,” incorporating that he beloved to dance and sing.

Officers urged inhabitants to just take obligation for their puppies.

“If you have a harmful dog, it is your responsibility to retain that dog protected, to continue to keep the members in our local community secure,” District Attorney Brian Middleton reported at a information conference past week.

“I can convey to you, as district lawyer, if you fail to do that, you will be held accountable,” Middleton claimed, pointing to a 2007 Texas law that holds a doggy owner liable for an assault if he or she functions with “prison carelessness” by failing to secure the doggy or “understands the dog is a perilous canine.”

Below the regulation, Cartwright could face two to 20 decades in prison and fined $10,000, Middleton claimed at the news meeting.

“If you have an animal that you know could, could probably, bite, make sure you — the law states the animal should be possibly on a leash, the animal ought to be within just the fence. It really is about having physical command,” Rene Vasquez, director of Fort Bend County Animal Services, claimed at the information conference.