Jones deputy cleared in dog-shooting investigation

lfabian@macon.comOctober 1, 2013 

An internal investigation has cleared a Jones County deputy of wrongdoing in the shooting of a dog Sept. 22.

Jones County Sheriff Butch Reece ordered the probe after Sgt. David Little Jr. wounded a 65-pound female pit bull that reportedly charged him at 295 Chapman Road while deputies were arresting a convicted felon last month.

Corey Marshal Farley Jr. was armed with an altered shotgun on Sept. 21 when he arrived at his cousin’s house in a stolen car from Virginia, according to a Tuesday news release from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

Farley had been described as a “loose cannon,” and deputies were taking precautions prior to his arrest, the incident report stated.

He was charged with numerous offenses, including drug and firearms possession and charges related to the stolen automobile.

The internal investigation concluded that Little acted reasonably and was justified in his “split-second decision,” the release stated.

“We are delighted that ‘Ammo’ is apparently going to make a good recovery from her injuries,” the release stated.

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