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CODY MARSHALL FITZGERALD, former animal control officer, accused of strangling a defenseless dog

- Oklahoma, USA -

 

⚠️WARNING⚠️The article contains details some of you may find distressing⚠️

 

 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 39-year-old CODY MARSHALL FITZGERALD, now a former Seminole County Animal Control Officer.

 

According to the arrest affidavit which I obtained through a public search, on the morning of May 7, 2024, Officer Ricky Amos, acting in the capacity of Seminole Police Chief, was informed by a Seminole State College student that two dogs were inside the double entry doors at the Roesler Residential Hall student housing facility located on campus.

 

Chief Amos and Officer Tim Curry responded to the scene and when they entered the building, Chief Amos approached the dogs who let him pet them. As reported by Chief Amos: “I did not observe any aggressive behavior with the young dogs.”

 

Chief Amos contacted Seminole County Central dispatch and requested the assistance of an Animal Control Officer to pick up the dogs.

 

After approximately an hour, no one showed up from Animal Control so Chief Amos used his own cell phone to search for the Seminole Animal Control Shelter and called the number available on their website. He left a message and since he felt that the dogs were not posing any threat to the students, he and Officer Curry left allowing the dogs to remain where they were until the arrival of an ACO.

 

Approximately half an hour later, Chief Ramos received a call from Kevin Davidson, an employee of the Seminole State College Maintenance.

Mr. Davidson expressed concerns about the ACO that responded to pick up the dogs.

 

As Chief Amos and Officer Curry drove back to the scene, they saw FITZGERALD standing behind his Animal Control vehicle. When they approached him, “he appeared upset and noticed his hands were shaking as he was attempting to load a syringe with what appeared to be a sedative used for a tranquilizer gun.”

 

Chief Amos asked FITZGERALD if he was ok and according to the affidavit, he answered: “I'm tired of this shit.” Chief Amos then asked FITZGERALD whether he had been bitten by the dogs and whether he was bleeding. FITZGERALD responded he had been bitten, however, Chief Amos reported that when he checked his hands, “I did not see any obvious signs of injuries or bleeding at that time.”

 

At that point Chief Amos offered to take care of the dogs and took the catch pole that was lying next to the Animal Control vehicle.

 

When Chief Amos went back into the building, he saw Mr. Davidson who appeared upset. Two female students had one of the two dogs who was shaking and did not want to leave the students. Chief Amos learned that the two kind ladies had been feeding and caring for the dogs for a few days.

 

Mr. Davidson then told Chief Amos that he wanted to show him a video he recorded with his phone “concerning inappropriate actions taken by animal control officer Fitzgerald.”

 

One hour later, Animal Control officer Brenda Hall also responded to the scene to pick up the dogs. Once the dog who was shaking calmed down, one of the two female students carried him/her to the Animal Control vehicle.

 

Chief Amos noted: “It was impressive to witness the calm and professional approach to a tense situation by animal control professional Brenda Hall.”

 

The video, that was thankfully recorded by Mr. Davidson and also posted on his Facebook account, showed FITZGERALD “kneeling on the ground with the weight of his body over the small dog while using his hands to choke and straggle the dog on several occasions.”

 

The defenseless and helpless dog can be heard crying in pain.

 

The affidavit stated: “The small dog appeared to be unable to breathe at times and other times was struggling to breath due to the strangulation.”

 

Chief Amos also reported that he saw FITZGERALD yelling at the defenseless dog “calm your shit” and “Ill choke you out”, “I don't give a shit” as well as “that's it bitch”.

 

The video was presented to the Seminole County District Attorney's Office as evidence.

 

On May 10, 2024, Chief Amos’ attempts to make contact with FITZGERALD were unsuccessful.

 

On July 1, 2024, one felony count of animal cruelty was filed against FITZGERALD. Seminole District Attorney Erik C. Johnson stated that FITZGERALD “unlawfully, willfully, knowingly, and wrongfully” injured a puppy “by punching, sitting on, and strangling the puppy”.

 

News 9 also published a portion of the video. Be aware it is graphic!

 

Needless to say, I have sent out emails to inquire about the Voiceless Victims’ wellbeing and if I get a response, I will  post an update.

 

As I was browsing FITZGERALD’s court records, I found a divorce case. What did you do to that woman FITZ? Did you strangle her too?

 

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Voice For Us Disclaimer: This story is sourced from the arrest affidavit. Please note that details may be removed or new information added should updates become available.

In the case of charges being dropped, dismissed, or the case being purged, this article will be rectified accordingly, if official documentation is provided to Voice For Us.

  




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Judy A Canon
Judy A Canon
06 de jul.

Once again, a monster is working in a position that he uses as a means to his appease his sadist self. I truly appreciate the ones who cared for these voiceless victims. They are true heroes. I am eagerly awaiting news of these two precious souls. And when they find this POS, Karma will be their partner.

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