Man shot, killed 7 dogs before throwing them in a ditch

He was escorted and booked into jail by his son.
48-year-old Roger Pendergrass
Source: Hempstead County
48-year-old Roger Pendergrass Source: Hempstead County
Updated: Mar. 7, 2019 at 12:20 PM CST
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A man is accused of killing 7 dogs then dumping them in a ditch. His son, a sheriff's deputy, later escorts him to jail and books him

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, AR (KSLA) -The Hempstead County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man allegedly shot and killed seven dogs before throwing their bodies in a ditch.

Officials received a call from someone traveling along County Road 49, just north of Fulton, about several dogs that were dumped on the side of the road.

Authorities said their investigation led them to Roger Pendergrass.

The 48-year-old, who was escorted and booked by his son, Deputy Sheriff Josh Pendergrass, turned himself in.

He is charged with 7 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.

This case remains under investigation.

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