Officer Kills Dog During Search

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 27, 2012

A dog was shot and killed by a member of the Davie Sheriff’s Department during a home search with a probation officer.
Dana Ferguson Rock, 45, of Farmington Road, Mocksville was charged with one count of cruelty to animals.
According to Chief J.D. Hartman, on Jan. 18 at approximately 7:30 p.m. officers were requested to assist with a search of the Farmington Road home with a probation officer.
Hartman said that officers had been to the residence on “multiple occasions” and knew there were canines in the home that were unfriendly.
Hartman said officers asked Rock if the dogs were contained and that she told them the dogs were. “As officers and probation entered the home to search one of the canines that was not put up charged the officers in an attempt to attack,” Hartman said.
One of the officers shot and killed the large dog, according to Hartman.
Hartman said that Rock was charged “for causing …