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Man says sheriff's investigator forced him to cut his dog's head off

Man says sheriff's investigator forced him to cut his dog's head off

Goodwin's girlfriend called him to say the dog was dead in the yard near the mailbox. If the animal was infected, removing the head without proper training or equipment would also put the owner at risk. Goodwin, who was still shocked by the odd request, replied: "I do not have a ... knife to cut off his head".

The body of the animal was collected and taken to the Crawford County Health Department for state rabies testing requirements and options regarding the dog. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office said the incident is now under investigation. He then orders two officers off of his property. The 46-year-old was at the house across the street from Goodwin's, rolling a trash bin down the driveway, when the dog reportedly attacked, according to Crawford County Deputy Wesley Neesmith's write-up of the incident. The deputy and the investigator have not been disciplined or suspended.

'I will take you to jail and charge you, ' he warned Goodwin, when he protested. "And you're refusing, right?"

"He went to make contact with the owner of the dog and when he pulled into the drive way and got out of the vehicle that same dog approached him again in an aggressive manner", said Walker. "After Ms. Sims stated that Mr. Goodwin had to cut the head off of the dog, he became irate and started yelling and cussing".

Goodwin does not respond and Hollis places another phone call.

The other officer then jumped in, adding: "If you would just listen, we don't know this process either".

A pet owner from Georgia uploaded several unsettling videos on Facebook that appear to show him decapitating his dog after the animal was shot dead by police. "I don't ever have to do this, I don't cut dog's heads off". Due to its graphic nature, 13WMAZ will not show that video.

The stunned Goodwin, who began recording the confrontation with the officers on his cellphone, says that when he refused to cut off his dog's head, Crawford County Sheriff's Office investigator James Hollis threatened to throw him in jail.

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Sheriff Lewis Walker says, as he understands it, his officers should not play any role in investigating whether the dog was rabid.

The couple were then ordered to "meet them at the health department in Roberta with the head".

Additionally, Goodwin told WMAZ that police wouldn't allow him to leave the scene to obtain the Big Boy's vaccination papers that prove his dog didn't have rabies.

He told WMAZ-TV that at first, officers said he could take the dog to the vet for rabies testing, or he could remove the head. He recorded videos of the conversation with Hollis. "I'm still conducting my investigation", says Goodwin explaining what the investigator told him.

Walker said Tuesday that his office is still investigating what Hollis said.

Richard Craft, who works for state health department's environmental division in downtown Macon, said Tuesday that Big Boy's head was being tested for rabies in a lab in Decatur.

He said Hollis remains on duty, but may be placed on administrative leave if the investigation moves forward.


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