A Texas man is going through felony costs after police mentioned seven canine that he owned mauled a 71-year-old man to dying in an unprovoked assault.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s workplace charged 47-year-old Samuel Cartwright with assault by canine leading to dying after his seven pit bull combine canine allegedly attacked and killed Freddy Garcia throughout a retailer run in Fresno, Texas, on July 18, police mentioned in a statement.
Emergency personnel airlifted Garcia to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Heart in Houston the place he was pronounced lifeless, Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan mentioned Tuesday throughout a press conference.
Police initially captured 4 of the seven canine at some point after the assault and by Friday all seven canine have been captured by sheriff’s deputies and animal management, police mentioned.
Cartwright is at present being held within the Fort Bend County Jail on $100,000 bond, police mentioned.
“This devastating tragedy did not must occur. I prolong my deepest condolences to the Garcia household and his neighbors as they modify to the lack of Mr. Garcia,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Fagan mentioned. “Particular thanks exit to our deputies, Fort Bend Animal Providers Director Rene Vasquez, and Fort Bend District Legal professional Brian Middleton for the collaborative work of capturing the canine and making an arrest.”
Throughout Tuesday’s press convention District Legal professional Brian Middleton mentioned that Garcia needlessly misplaced his life within the “tragic” incident and warned canine house owners to regulate their pets.
“You probably have a harmful canine it’s your duty to maintain that canine safe to maintain the members of our neighborhood protected,” he mentioned. “When you fail to try this you’ll be held accountable.”