Houston-area man gets 5 years for dragging donkey

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

CONROE, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area man has been sentenced to five years in prison for dragging a donkey behind his vehicle.

A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday sentenced 30-year-old Marc Saunders of Splendora, who earlier was convicted of animal cruelty in the 2012 incident.

Investigators say a donkey named Susie Q wandered away from her owner's home and Saunders offered to help return the animal. Investigators believe Saunders drove slowly and the animal walked behind the vehicle but then he sped up and the donkey was dragged.

The owners later found the severely injured donkey in a ditch. The animal survived.

An attorney for Saunders says he never intended to hurt the donkey.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 240606141