Sunday, October 4, 2009
Court Hearing Set For Alleged Dog Thief
A November 17th court date has been set for a Putnam County man, who has been indicted for stealing dogs from the county's animal shelter. Authorities say 31-year-old Anthony Ray Thomas of Clover Avenue in Cookeville allegedly broke into the shelter on at least two occasions. The first time, they say he took two pit bull dogs that authorities say had been taken from his home after police investigated complaints about them. A few months later, the dogs were once again taken to the shelter and Thomas allegedly ran his pick-up truck through the fence there in an atttempt to get them back, but was unsuccessful. He was arrested after Detective Tim Terry presented evidence in the case to the grand jury, which issued a three-count indictment charging Thomas with burglary, vandalism over $1,000, and theft under $500.