Teen arrested on animal cruelty charges

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 10:18pm

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a teenager on animal cruelty charges.

Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Estancias Linda and found two German Shepard mix dogs in poor conditions.

Deputies said both dogs were tied up near the back of the home without food and water.

One of the dogs was found with an electrical wire around its neck.

The Sheriff's Animal Control unit was dispatched and removed both dogs from the property.

Jesse Garcia, 18, was taken into custody and charged with cruelty to animals.

Garcia was booked into the El Paso County Jail under a $2,000 bond.

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