Former Howard County deputy charged with animal cruelty

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Published: Jun. 11, 2019 at 1:07 PM CDT
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A former Howard County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested following an animal cruelty investigation.

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, 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.