Family Dog Killed During Burglary, $2K Reward Offered

$1,000 Crime Stoppers reward and $1,000 Parker County Sheriff's reward offered for information in crime

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Friday, Apr 12, 2013  |  Updated 2:34 PM CDT
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Family Dog Killed During Burglary, $2K Reward Offered

Parker County Sheriff's Office

Moline, an 11-year-old pit bull, was found dead in the family's living room after their home was burglarized April 9.

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The Parker County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or people involved in a home burglary that left the family dog dead and the sheriff says he'll add an additional $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the dog's killer.

It happened in the 300 block of Harmony Circle in Parker County on Tuesday, April 9.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says Tom Soap went to his mother's house and found the front door wide open. When he went inside he found his 11-year-old pit bull, Moline, dead in the living room with a gunshot wound to the head.

"She was a family member," said Soap, who had Moline since she was 6-weeks-old.

Several items were stolen from the home including a .22 rifle, a nail gun, 10 case knives, an impact drill and driver and a gym bag.

Soap reports the thieves took a pillow case from one of the bedrooms and filled it with jewelry and other items but left it inside the garage of the home.

The home was left in disarray with beds overturned, drawers rummaged and personal items thrown around the house.

"The Sheriff’s Office takes home burglaries and crimes against animals seriously," Fowler said in a news release. "Moline’s death is an outrage."

The additional $1,000 reward will be paid from the Parker County Sheriff's Animal Cruelty reward fund.

Anyone with information concerning the case is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845, or Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555. Callers may remain anonymous when calling the Crime Stoppers hotline.

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