Men Arrested For Animal Cruelty

According to a recent article written by Josh Green, staff writer for the Gwinnett Daily Post, Gwinnett authorities arrested two men this week in separate cases,charging them with endangering the lives of dogs.

Twenty three year old Jimmy Lee Mixon was arrested Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges for reportedly leaving two dogs near starvation in the backyard of his Cherokee Trail home.

One of the dogs, (a boxer) later died of malnutrition.

Suwanee police began investigating April 14 when a neighbor reported that the boxer and a German shepherd-Labrador retriever mix were unresponsive in the backyard.

It was written in the responding officer’s report that “Both dogs were extremely thin with their rib bones clearly outlined.” Officers advised Mixon he could face charges if the animals succumbed to illness during treatment.

Mixon posted $2,600 bond and was released from the Gwinnett County Jail last Wednesday.

A second arrest was made in an unrelated animal abuse case involving Stone Mountain resident Leroy Boyd after he brought a sickly dog named Kujo to a Snellville PetSmart for assessment.

Police charged Boyd with misdemeanor animal cruelty for “failing to take necessary care of (the) animal and allowing the animal’s fur to fall off and skin to rot over the majority of (its) body,” per an arrest warrant.

Boyd remained in jail on $5,700 bond as of last Wednesday. Animal control officers took custody of the dog, according to a police report.

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