Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:38 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Jan 4, 2013 6:49 PM
The man arrested in the case of the hunting dog, Boz, who died in a dog fight, is 49-year-old Barry Guidry. He's charged with simple burglary of an automobile. Investigators say the clothes Guidry is accused of stealing from Boz's owners were found inside Guidry's home. Also, police found other items belonging to Jaime and Davis Arthur inside Guidry's house.
The Arthur's had been searching for Boz since they woke up New Year's Day to find him out of his kennel. Boz was kept in a locked, mounted dog box on their truck, which was parked at a hotel on Evangeline Thruway. Guidry is accused of stealing the items from their truck. Father and son stopped for the night while on their home to Georgia from a hunting trip.
"Investigators believe that the victim's dog became loose from the vehicle as a result of the vehicle burglary. The dog is believed to have begun to roam freely in nearby neighborhoods," Cpl Kyle Soriez said. The following day Boz was found badly injured from a dog fight and was euthanized at the Lafayette Animal Control Center. Police say when Guidry broke into the truck, inadvertently escaped.