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Man arrested, charged with animal cruelty

June 11, 2014 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team Unit members located a man wanted in connection with a dog cruelty case.

F.A.S.T. members contacted Dallas authorities late Tuesday evening about the man, who is the suspect of a Parker County case where a puppy was killed after the suspect threw it from a car window while driving down Interstate 20, last Friday, June 6, 2014.

A Tarrant County Constable reported the incident to Sheriff’s deputies just before 7 a.m., after a female assault victim reported the incident.

Sheriff’s reports indicate the suspect, identified as Marquael Odoric Greer, 32, of Lancaster, was engaged in a verbal dispute with his girlfriend, Shaquitha Pratt, 33, of Ferris, while traveling eastbound on Interstate 20.

Pratt, a passenger in the vehicle, was holding the 6-week-old, white, male Chihuahua mix-breed puppy in her lap at the time of the argument.

Pratt reported to Tarrant County deputies that the puppy was killed by Greer while traveling in Parker County near the 423 mile marker post. Pratt said she and Greer argued while he traveled at a high rate of speed. Greer then rolled the window down, grabbed the puppy from Pratt’s lap and threw it out of the window and continued to travel eastbound on Interstate 20.

Pratt also reported to Tarrant County deputies that Greer then physically assaulted her and kicked her and another male passenger out of the vehicle.

Pratt was reportedly taken to a Fort Worth hospital, where she was treated for injuries sustained during the assault which is being investigated by Tarrant County authorities.

Deputies arrived on scene and observed the deceased puppy near the shoulder of the interstate with blood coming from its nose and mouth. Deputies also observed the puppy’s head to be swollen from trauma. Sheriff’s deputies observed blood in the center of the freeway, where the puppy had landed after hitting the roadway.

F.A.S.T. members located the suspect Tuesday evening, who was later taken into custody by Dallas authorities on the felony cruelty to non-livestock animals; torture charge.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Greer remained in custody at the Dallas County Jail.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the puppy’s death is the latest incident proving that, “Parker County does not have an animal problem. We have a people problem.”

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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