The case against an East Texas man accused of burning a dog to death in Wood County took another step forward this week.
A Wood County grand jury indicted Larry Lowrey, 28, of Point, this month on a state jail felony charge of cruelty to a nonlivestock animal and torture, according to a list of indictments handed down July 3.
Lowrey was arrested in April after Wood County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the remains of a dog inside a burn pit with other debris.
Witnesses, who were with Lowrey on County Road 2174 in early April, told authorities that Lowrey was dared to throw the dog in a fire, according to a news release issued in April about the charges.
Wood County Assistant District Attorney Joey Fenlaw said Thursday his office could not comment on the ongoing case other than to confirm the indictment.
If convicted, Lowrey could face between six months and two years of incarceration and a fine not to exceed $10,000, Fenlaw said.
In the original news release, authorities reported witnesses also told them Lowrey had bragged about setting another dog on fire, but it did not die.
Fenlaw said no trial date had been set for the case as of Thursday afternoon.