Marion County man arrested for animal cruelty

HALEYVILLE  - A Haleyville man has been charged with cruelty to animals after he  allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog, then tied a strap around its neck and hung it out the window of a vehicle as he drove down the road in his neighborhood.
Donald Gene Nix, 57, was picked up by the Haleyville Police Department at his residence on County Highway 62 on Thursday, Oct. 31. He was and charged with cruelty to animals second degree, noted Lt. Tim Steien with the Haleyville Police Department.
“That’s the only charge he’s got right now, but other charges are pending,” Steien said about the ongoing investigation.
The incident involving a Siberian husky belonging to Nix’s neighbor, Brandon Mitchell, occurred at Nix’s residence, Steien said.

 


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