Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arrest made in theft of pit bull

MUNCIE -- Police recovered a stolen pit bull Thursday when the suspected dog thief showed up drunk at the Muncie Animal Shelter, according to police reports.
Animal shelter employees called police about 4 p.m. when Ira Gaywood Sours, 59, 112 S. Cherry St., showed up, apparently drunk, to reclaim a pit bull that Sours said had run away Wednesday night.Police arrived and discovered that the license plate on the pickup truck Sours arrived in was linked to a report from May 3 concerning the theft of a pit bull.
Sours said he found the dog a couple of weeks ago.
The dog's real owner, however, came to the shelter and identified the pit bull as his own and reclaimed it.
During Sours' arrest, police found pills in his pocket.
He faces preliminary charges of theft, possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. He was being held in the Delaware County jail on Friday under a $16,000 bond.
According to court records, Sours has been convicted of possession of marijuana in both Hamilton and Delaware counties, driving while intoxicated and public intoxication.

The Star-Press

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