Friday, January 8, 2010

When Sadistic Freaks Get to be Their Own Boss

An Animal Control officer in Canton, Mississippi has been fired after authorities were led by a citizen tip to the remains of more than 100 dead pets in a creek. Alonzo Esco collected paychecks from the city for 3 years while he allegedly shot pets to death and dumped them:

Esco has not been charged with any crime as authorities consider their options for prosecution, Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said Thursday.

The most Esco likely would face is multiple counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, which is punishable by up to six months in jail, Guest said.
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[Canton Alderman Charles] Weems said Esco was the only person in animal control, a division within the Canton Police Department. As an animal control officer, Esco could kill animals, but only if they were maimed or a threat to the community, Weems said.

Let me guess what the defense will be. Or maybe, since it's just a misdemeanor, he won't bother. If the MS justice system doesn't take animal cruelty seriously, why should a murdering AC officer?
Esco also provided animal control duties for Madison County until the county's contract with the city expired at the end of 2008, Board of Supervisors President Tim Johnson said.
Attention Madison County: Check your creeks.
Canton police opened the investigation when a woman filed a complaint after a pet she wanted to adopt never turned up at the Mississippi Animal Rescue League.
Yeah, I bet.

7 comments:

Pibble said...

How do these people get these jobs - and keep them for THREE YEARS? No one wonders what happens to these animals? They just disappear and no one cares to ask?

Never mind. Unfortunately, I know the answers.

smartdogs said...

They should look at state and federal water regulations. Some of those can involve HEFTY (as in tens of thousands of dollars) fines - and jail time.

I'd love to see them throw a bunch of big heavy books at that worthless POS.

emajen333 said...

The reason Alonzo Esco had the job and kept the job was because his cousin was Mayor Fred Esco of Canton, MS. Alonzo was "let go" from the Canton city fire dept for stealing and "demoted" to animal control officer where he was the sole employee for three years. God only knows what he did to those poor animals for three solid years. There is suspicion to believe he was selling and/or using dogs for bait considering Canton MS is one of the larger dog fighting cities in MS.

emajen333 said...

And I agree Alonzo Esco is a sadistic freak who was his own boss and Alonzo Esco's boss was Mayor Esco of Canton. Concerned citizens had reported him over the years and their complaints were ignored. Canton has never moved so fast when they cleaned up creeks and dumps by bagging dead dogs. They got rid of the evidence ASAP and are hoping it will all be forgotten. The ones who put this disgruntled sick freak in this position of animal control officer are just as much to blame for the 100's of animal deaths as Alonzo is. Absolutely sickening.

Anonymous said...

Latest update on Esco.

http://www.wapt.com/news/22286149/detail.html

Anonymous said...

UPDATE: 3/1/2010 Canton MS ex animal control officer Alonzo Esco won’t be charged for shooting over 100 dogs/cats and dumping their bodies in creeks and woods in MS for over 3 yrs. There is also suspicion that Esco sold the dogs as bait since Canton, MS is one of the largest dog fighting cities in MS.

Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill, however, said she will not authorize her investigator to file the paperwork because no one saw any crimes occurring.

This is an atrocity that an animal control officer who shot and killed over 100 dogs is allowed to walk free w/out any punishment for this unspeakable crime! His job was to ensure safety to transport these dogs to a humane shelter MS Animal Rescue League where the dogs would've been adopted or found by their owners, but he chose to murder the dogs instead.

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20102280342

YesBiscuit! said...

Thank you "Anonymous". I have blogged an update.