LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. (WDSU) — The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Larose man accused of shooting two dogs, killing one of them.
According to Sheriff Craig Webre, Jason Breaux, 38, is charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty and illegal use of weapons.
The incident happened Feb. 28 when deputies responded to Ledet Lane.
Deputies said that Breaux owned two pit bulls who had become entangled.
According to the sheriff, in an effort to separate the dogs Breaux began punching them.
Once they were separated, Breaux retrieved a firearm and intentionally fired rounds at both dogs.
One was struck and killed, according to the sheriff. The other suffered graze wounds from the rounds.
Breaux then retrieved the body of the deceased dog and reportedly threw it into Bayou Lafourche, according to Webre.
Webre said the incident was reported several hours after it had taken place, and Breaux was not present when deputies arrived.
On Thursday, deputies made contact with Breaux and took him into custody.
He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities.
Bail was set at $255,000.