Texas Man Arrested After His 7 Dogs Kill Elderly Man
71-year-old Freddy Garcia lived a quiet, peaceful life until last week, when the Fresno, Texas resident was viciously mauled to death in an unprovoked attack by seven vicious dogs.
In the wake of Mr. Garcia's untimely death, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged Samuel Cartwright, 47, with Attack by Dog resulting in Death, which is a second degree felony. His bond is set at $100,000.
The Sheriff’s Office along with Fort Bend Animal Control and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, conducted an investigation and determined that the attack in the 4300 block of Mark Terrace Lane in Fresno, occurred as Garcia was walking to a neighborhood store.
The report states that their investigation led them to identity Samuel Cartwright as the alleged owner of the dogs who mauled Garcia. All seven dogs, which have been described as a "pit bull mix" were captured by Sheriff’s deputies and Animal Control.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, says he is thankful the dogs have been taken off the streets to prevent another possible attack.
“This devastating tragedy didn’t have to happen. I extend my deepest condolences to the Garcia family and his neighbors as they adjust to the loss of Mr. Garcia,” Sheriff Fagan said. “Special thanks go out to our deputies, Fort Bend Animal Services Director Rene Vasquez, and Fort Bend District Attorney Brian Middleton for the collaborative work of capturing the dogs and making an arrest.”