The Wichita County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a case of what could be animal cruelty involving a local constable.
Precinct 1 Constable Mark Brewer is accused of shooting a dog and dumping its carcass in the Wichita River.
The incident started on Oct. 29 when the owner of a 14 year old yellow lab named Bell noticed she was missing.
According to Wichita County Sheriff David Duke, it ended when Constable Brewer brought the body of the dog back to the owner and informed him he had put her down.
Kevin Frazier, Bell's owner, says he has a few words to explain what exactly happened to his beloved dog.
"I'm hurt and upset," Frazier says.
Frazier says he only knows what he saw when his dog's body was brought back home.
"The only injury that I could tell was there was a bullet hole in the head," Frazier says. "I don't know exactly what kind of state they found her in but I mean, you take her to the vet, take her to the Humane Society.
Fraizer says when Brewer returned Bell's body, he apologized and told him he was a dog lover as well.
"Constable Brewer told me what he had done and brought the dog back and I said, 'Why is my dog wet?' and he told me he had to dig her out of the river," Frazier exclaims.
We reached out to Constable Brewer to comment on this story, however he declined an on camera interview but he did issue this statement:
"As much as I would love to speak and answer any questions regarding this incident, until the investigation is completed, I will be unable to answer any questions. Once it's over, i'd be happy to speak with media."
Sheriff Duke says the original call in as an animal complaint from a woman living on Wellington Lane about a dog laying in her yard.
Duke says their policy doesn't allow them to touch animals.
"It's very sad what happened and it's something our policy at the sheriff's office, we don't go out shoot people's animals," Duke says. "We don't do that period. The only way we're going to shoot an animal is if its involved in trying to attack someone or bite one of our officers."
Frazier says the sadness he feels that of losing a child.
"She'd play, she'd fetch, she'd do everything... it was family. I don't have kids. I have pets. They're my kids," Frazier says.
Sheriff Duke says they are done with their investigation and the case has been transferred to the Texas Rangers.
Constable Brewer faces a felony cruelty to an animal charge.
If found guilty, Brewer could be removed from his elected position.