Merced Man Arrested on Suspicion of Felony Animal Cruelty

Merced Man Arrested on Suspicion of Felony Animal Cruelty
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post:

“Merced –Merced Police Officers arrest Marland Steeples (32) for shooting and killing a dog. Officer Arturo Dehoyos responded to the 900 block of ‘D’ Street in the City of Merced after receiving calls of shots fired within the apartment complex.

When he arrived on scene, he located a deceased Husky and several witnesses. Through the course of the investigation, Officer Dehoyos learned Marland Steeples was the suspect who shot the dog.

Steeples was cooperative with officers on scene and admitted to shooting the dog. Steeples was later booked at the Merced County Jail for felony animal cruelty.

Case Number: 22-21799
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Arturo Dehoyos at 209-388-7816 or by email at dehoyosa [AT] cityofmerced.org.

Other ways to contact us or report crime include:
For any emergency call or text 911
For non-emergency call 209-385-6912″

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