CANTON, MS (WLBT) - A former Canton animal control officer now faces multiple misdemeanor charges for allegedly shooting and dumping stray dogs and cats.
Charges were filed against Alonzo Esco earlier this week by canton police. Esco was fired in January by the Canton Board of Alderman after animal remains were discovered in a creek near a shooting range.
Because Esco is a law enforcement officer, he must have a probable cause hearing in justice court before the case can proceed. A warrant for his arrest can be issued.
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