Vidalia man arrested after shooting dog amid family dispute

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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VIDALIA, La. — A Vidalia man was arrested Monday afternoon when he allegedly shot a dog during an argument with a family member, authorities said.

Charles Marvin Morehead, 53, of Vidalia, was booked into the Concordia Parish Jail on Monday with charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to animals and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Director Brandy Spears said according to reports, Morehead was in an argument with a family member at his residence and threatened to shoot the dog if the family member didn’t leave the house.

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“The family member was gathering their things inside when they heard a gunshot fired,” and later found the dog had been shot, she said.

The dog was still alive when the deputy arrived at the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday. However, the condition of the dog as of Tuesday afternoon is unknown, Spears said.

This story will be updated with more information when available.