Doyline man arrested for animal cruelty

By Bonnie  Culverhouse

A Doyline man with no love of animals was arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies last week on animal cruelty charges.

Daniel Ray Hanson, 34, of the 100 block of Green Park Loop, was arrested for aggravated assault, disturbing the peace and cruelty to animals.

WP Sheriff Jason Parker said his deputies were dispatched to Green Park Resort Bar on June 8 because Hanson was reportedly punching a dog in the head while holding a machete.

Owner of the dog reported Hanson, while outside the bar, punched his dog in the head with a closed fist while holding the knife.

“When the owner tried to reason with Hanson, the suspect ran toward him with the machete in his hand,” Parker said. “The owner had a can of Sabre Red and sprayed Hanson with it.”

Hanson reportedly ran into the bathroom, with the machete still in hand. Afterward, he ran back outside to his cabin and stuck the machete in the ground. He was then arrested, handcuffed and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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