Ex-Fannin Co. deputy indicted for animal cruelty in Rains Co.

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RAINS COUNTY, TX -- A former Fannin County deputy was indicted on a charge of animal cruelty after shooting a dog last month on a burglary call while working as a Rains County deputy.

Jerrod Dooley told the owner of the 2-year-old blue heeler that the dog charged him and he had to shoot her.

Dooley admitted in an interview that he's a dog lover and that he wishes things would have ended differently.

Dooley lost his job as a Rains County deputy and faces up to two years behind bars.