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McGregor homeowner arrested for dead dogs in backyard

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A McGregor homeowner accused of leaving several dogs for dead has finally been caught by police. Charles James Jones was arrested Tuesday in Killeen for animal cruelty and possession of cocaine and marijuana after police investigated his home in September 2013.

Police say they originally received a call about a foul smell near a home in the 100 block of Rodgers. When police went to investigate, they found dog bones and carcasses scattered all over the backyard.

For months police knew Jones owned the home, but couldn't find him. Police believed he was responsible for leaving four pitbulls to die and not taking care of two others.

They made a break in the case in October -- when Jones' roommate Brandon Smith was arrested for similar charges. Police say they made contact with Jones, but he refused to cooperate with them.

"I guess he didn't want to cooperate or come in. I believed he called in here a time or two, and I believe he told them they were just going to have to find him," McGregor police assistant chief James Burson said.

Jones was found in Killeen on Tuesday and is now in the Bell County Jail. Police hope they can finally talk to him and get some answers. They hope to figure out what Jones was doing with the dogs and why he left them to die.

"Let the investigator know what happened to the dogs, and the purpose they had for having the dogs chained up to the trees out there and just see where that leads to," Burson said.

Click here for the complaint for Jones' arrest.

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