Man gets 20 months in Kilgore animal cruelty case
Kilgore, TX (Longview News-Journal) — A district judge in Longview handed a 20-month sentence Thursday to a man who pleaded guilty to cruelly tying a dog that became the focus of regional attention two summers ago.
In sentencing Jeremy Morgan Evans, 24, Judge Alfonso Charles called photo evidence of the dog’s injuries “sickening.”
Charles also said Evans’ ex-girlfriend, who lived alone for a week at the Kilgore house where Evans tied the recently adopted dog, also bore responsibility for injuries to Honey Bee.
Rescue of the terrier/Chihuahua mix from a Kilgore backyard sparked a Facebook page that attracted donations from as far away as Japan.