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FBI Agent Charged with Animal Cruelty

WACO - An FBI agent based in Waco has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

Agent Lovett Leslie "Les" Ledger, Jr. was arrested and booked into McLennan County Jail and has been released on $3,000 bond.

According to Arrest Affidavits, a county investigator dispatched to Estes Road in reference to a dog that was shot and killed.

The affidavit mentions that on February 29, Ledger shot a Chihuahua that was walking in front of his house. After being shot, the dog ran into a neighbor's yard where it died.

Ledger told witnesses that he shot dog with BB gun and must have pumped it too many times. When asked if he shot the dog, Ledger told two people involved in the investigation that he knew nothing. He later said he did in fact shoot the dog.

The FBI has confirmed to News Channel 25 on Thursday night that one of it's agents based in Waco was being investigated by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office on possible animal cruelty charges.

FBI Agent Erik Vasys says that agency is cooperating fully with sheriff's investigators

 

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