One suspect has been arrested on a warrant for animal cruelty (Class A Misdemeanor) and torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal (Level 6 Felony).  Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez, 36 years old of Brook, IN was taken into custody, he is currently being held at the Newton County Jail.   Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed a hold on Gardozo-Vasquez.


There are still outstanding warrants for Santiago Ruvalcaba Contreros and Miguel Angel Navarro Serrano.


All suspects are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.


Assisting agencies:  Jasper County Sheriff and Indiana State Police


Sheriff VanVleet

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