November 14-- A Mount Vernon man is facing animal cruelty charges.
Montgomery County Sheriff's Investigator Justin Fountain says Vincent O'Conner is charged with abandoning six puppies on Ferguson Road. A passer-by got his tag number and that led to his arrest, according to Fountain.
The dogs were taken to Four Rivers Veterinary Clinic where one almost died according to Dr. Chuck Faulk. O'Conner has been released on bond.
Fountain also reports two drug arrests. Charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute are Marvin Peeples of Mount Vernon and Daniel Lee Moore of Uvalda.