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Pet shot during tense arrest
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 10, 2013 | 1104 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A story that went viral on Facebook recently about a Jones County deputy shooting a family pet appears to have left out and/or distorted many of the facts, according to official reports of the incident.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department does not disagree that a dog named Ammo was in fact shot by Sgt. David Little. What differs is the circumstances revolving around the shooting, which was the arrest of a convicted felon who was armed and had stolen a car.

A Facebook post by Police State USA paints a picture of a family pet coming out to greet an officer with its tail wagging and the deputy jumping out of the car and shooting the dog in the head for no reason. That post fails to mention the deputy had his gun drawn and trained on Corey Marshall Farley when, according to Little’s statement, a large bulldog breed dog charged him.

Deputies were at the home because a woman who lived there alerted law enforcement of Farley’s unwanted presence at her home.

A media release by Jones County Chief Deputy Barbara Burnette states the resident not only reported Farley’s presence but that he was also driving a stolen car and had an altered shotgun and a knife with him.

The woman told deputies that Farley was a loose cannon, capable of anything to avoid being arrested, and she had removed her children from the home because she feared for their safety.

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