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Donkey found dragged and dumped in Kerr County; suspect jailed

The male donkey was dragged for two miles before being dumped, officials say, adding they believe it was dead already.

KERRVILLE, Texas — A 60-year-old South Texas man is in custody after surrendering to local authorities investigating a donkey which was dragged behind a vehicle before being illegally dumped on the side of a highway. 

The discovery was made in late May, along Highway 271 between Center Point and Comfort. Officials at the time said they believed the donkey was dragged for at least two miles down Wilson Creek Road. 

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Authorities now say Dwayne Cori Smith is the man who dumped the animal on May 26. He has been charged with one count of illegal dumping and jailed on a $1,000. 

Authorities say they believe the animal was dead before it was dragged along the road. 

"We are glad to have contributed to the resolution of this case, working alongside our KCAS (Kerr County Animal Services) colleagues," the Kerr County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "We combat illegal dumping countywide, regardless of what is dumped.”


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