• September 22, 2021
 UPDATE: EPCSO two now charged in abandoned dog incident caught on video

UPDATE: EPCSO two now charged in abandoned dog incident caught on video

Almost two weeks after the video of a dog being abandoned near Horizon City was shared on social media, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation into the case is closed and charges have been filed.

According to a Tuesday night news release the Sheriff’s Office has presented criminal charges to the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office for Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals (Abandonment) on 68 year old Luis Campos and 17 year old Moises Soto.

Officials added that the case is considered Closed/Cleared.

***previous story below (7/23/2021)

Days after a video surfaced of two people abandoning a dog along a road near Horizon City, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) officials say one man has been arrested.

Friday afternoon, EPCSO officials confirmed that 68-year-old Luis Antonio Campos has been charged with Animal Cruelty and taken into custody.  Campos was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a $5,000.00 bond.

Officials added that an additional arrest is expected, and that the incident at the intersection of Ascencion and Temperance remains an active investigation with limited details available.

The entire investigation started on July 20th, the Horizon City Police and the El Paso County Animal Welfare Department were sent
to Ascencion and Temperance in reference to an abandoned dog.

The dog was abandoned on the side of the road and a witness at the scene gave the video to law enforcement, as well as posting it to the web, where it caused widespread outrage.

EPCSO officials add that the once-abandoned dog is  good health and has been placed a new family.

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