SAN ANGELO- A San Angelo man has been indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury for cruelty to non-livestock animals after he hung his dog from a tree.
According to court documents, San Angelo police were dispatched to the 200 block of West 8th Street regarding an animal cruelty call. When law enforcement arrived to the complainant’s location, the complainant told police he observed and recorded the defendant, identified as Lathanile J. Marshall, hang his black dog from a tree.
The responding officer watched video of the crime and observed a black and white dog hanging from a tree in Marshall’s back yard. It was documented by the officer that the animal was caused pain and when officers contacted Marshall, he admitted to physically striking the dog with a closed fist.
Investigators made contact with a witness who informed them that she observed Marshall hanging the dog in his back yard and heard the animal screaming.
Lathanile J. Marshall was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Detention Facility on March 16, 2022 and is still an inmate being held on $15,000.00 bond.
Cruelty to non-livestock animals is a 3rd degree felony and carries a possible punishment of 2 to 10 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.00.