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Lufkin man arrested for cruelty to animals after dragging dog behind his truck

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Roger Whitmill. (Source: Angelina County Jail) Roger Whitmill. (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man is behind bars after police found an empty dog collar attached to a cord tied onto the back of his truck.

Roger Whitmill, 47, of Lufkin was stopped by Lufkin Police in the 600 block of N. Timberland Drive Saturday night after a concerned citizen called in a report of a man dragging a dog behind his truck down the road.

Police pulled Whitmill over for driving down the road with no headlights and failure to maintain a single lane. When the officer got closer to the vehicle he noticed a cord that was tied to the trailer hitch and an empty dog collar attached to that.

Officers found a severely injured Pitbull mix dog on Kurth Drive underneath the railroad trestle and the dog was taken to Angelina Animal Hospital where the on-call veterinarian said the dog suffered serious bodily injury.

Whitmill was arrested for cruelty to non-livestock animals: torture, driving while intoxicated with a BAC greater than .15, driving with no drivers license and possession of drug paraphernalia (metal marijuana grinder and a small amount of marijuana.

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