Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Como men on Sunday for allegedly shooting a dog on the side of a county road.
HCSO responded to a report of an injured animal on County Road 2333 on Sunday. The responding deputy located a black and white dog laying on the side of the road. The dog appeared to have been shot through the neck.
During the investigation, the deputy observed a video on a surveillance system that showed two subjects with the black and white dog just minutes before the dog was shot. One of the male subjects was holding the dog in his lap.
The deputy made contact with the suspected passenger in the pickup truck from the surveillance video. The passenger was identified as 44 year old David Ryan Hayes. Hayes admitted to taking the black and white dog to CR 2333 to get rid of the dog.
Hayes admitted to shooting one round out of a revolver in the direction of the dog on the side of CR 2333. Hays stated the round he fired did not strike the dog. Hayes told the deputy that 48 year old Stephen Kyle Mayfield took the revolver from him and fired one round that struck the dog. Hayes admitted they left the dog laying in the ditch on the side of CR 2333.
Hayes and Mayfield were both arrested for Cruelty To Nonlivestock Animals a violation of the Texas Penal Code,Chapter 42, Section 42.092(b)(1)(c-1) a Third Degree Felony. Hayes was also arrested for Unlawful Possession of Firearm By a Felon a violation of the Texas Penal Cod,Cheptert,Sigan 46 a) e) a Third Degree Felony.