Former Howard County deputy charged with animal cruelty
A former Howard County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested following an animal cruelty investigation.
According to our partners at
, James Dunlap was arrested on Tuesday morning on charges of animal cruelty.
Sheriff Stan Parker told KBest Media that their investigation was launched on May 6 when deputies found a neglected and malnourished dog.
The dog was taken to a licensed veterinarian who confirmed that it was malnourished and neglected and the arrest was made.
Dunlap's bond was set at $5,000.
According to KBest, Dunlap resigned from the sheriff's office in January on an unrelated matter.
The dog has now been rescued by an animal adoption organization.