From the Nacogdoches Co Sheriff's office:
NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - The Nacogdoches County Sheriff office has arrested a man after he beat a dog to death with a hammer Friday afternoon. The Sheriff office responded to a 911 call from a 10 year old child that was witnessing the beating unfold.
The child called 911 crying and upset stating that the neighbor was killing the family's dog. Deputies arrived on scene in the 5000 block of South Street.
Deputies conducted an investigation into the killing of the animal. It was found that the suspect had brought the dog into his yard and killed the dog because it had mange. The suspect was also upset because the dog had been defecating in his yard.
The suspect, Bob Miner 56 years of age was arrested at the scene for Cruelty to Animals a state jail felony. Miner was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. Miner bond was set at $15,000.00 dollars.