RCSO: Man turns self in for Winganon dog death

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. - Update: A Rogers County spokesman has revealed new details into a Rogers County dog death. Officials say the dog was never tied up behind a vehicle and dragged. The Rogers County Sheriff Office is not expected to pursue the incident as an animal cruelty case.  2News has updated the story here ( http:// bit.ly / QmzfRR )

 

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Authorities say a man has admitted to brutally killing a Rogers County dog.

While no arrest has been made, Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton say his office's part of the investigation is over. The District Attorney's office is now waiting for the report, according to Misty Rogers with the DA's office.

The name of the individual has not been released.

UPDATE: Wild Heart Ranch is preparing to refund the reward money that poured in for information on the suspect.

"We certainly don't believe a probable cause arrest would be what any legal prosecutor would want us to do at this time," Walton said.

Walton says it could be weeks before the district attorney releases anything, including possible charges, regarding the case.

"It's not a unique, every day happenstance case. And we're not in any way putting it on a back burner, or putting it aside in any shape or form," Walton said.

On Saturday, the dog was found lying on the ground about a mile from her home near Winganon, Oklahoma. Deputies say the animal was dragged to death behind a vehicle after her legs were bound together with steel baling wire.

"Jetta" was in the process of weaning her nine pups, said owner Melony Patten.

News about the dog's death traveled quickly.

When Winganon resident Diana Miller found out, she decided to travel from house to house passing out flyers looking for information about the person or persons who did this.

"This is just something we don't want in our area and whoever did this needs to be caught," Miller said.

A reward was pledged by followers of Wild Heart Ranch's Facebook page , the Humane Society of United States of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Alliance for animals.

Former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboy head coach Barry Switzer doubled the reward. It now stands at $10,000.

Authorities do not expect the reward to be granted as the man turned himself in on his own accord.

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