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Zachary police officer arrested after dead dogs reportedly found in his trailer

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ZACHARY - A Zachary police officer was arrested this week over allegations of animal cruelty.

Officer Ashton Blount was issued a felony summons for animal cruelty but was not booked into jail.

Animal control workers reportedly found the decomposing bodies of two dogs inside a trailer where the officer once lived. The mobile home was located in Slaughter, and investigators believed the animals may have been left there as far back as July. 

Officials said the home was found in complete disarray and that it appeared the dogs had tried to escape the trailer before they ultimately died. 

Blount is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

 

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