UPDATE: Deputies have recovered a vehicle that was stolen from outside a Baton Rouge business on Sunday. A dog that was in the truck when it was stolen was found dead inside, according to WAFB. The dog’s owner was desperate to find his pet after the dog and truck were stolen.
Leslie Aguillard, 31, has been arrested on charges of theft of a vehicle, theft of a an animal, cruelty to an animal, attempted second degree murder, and theft.
The truck was found near S Sherwood Forest Boulevard after someone passing by saw the truck and called police. They arrived to find the dog dead inside.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a stolen vehicle with the owner's dog inside.
Deputies say the vehicle was stolen from a store on the corner of Antioch and Tiger Bend Road on Sunday morning near Baton Rouge.
The owner of the vehicle says he left his vehicle running and unlocked to enter the store when a woman jumped in the truck and began to drive away. The owner attempted to stop the woman as she pulled away and was injured in the process. He is currently in the hospital, according to deputies.
Deputies say that the dog left in the vehicle is a Labrador/ Weimaraner mix.
The vehicle is described as a 2009 black Toyota Tacoma with a hard bed cover, a sticker shaped bone that reads "Camp Bow Wow" and the Louisiana license plate number X309223.
Deputies are looking for a white female between 5'4" to 5'7" with blonde hair shaved on both sides of her head and a ponytail on top. The woman, according to deputies, has sores covering her face and body.
She was wearing capri pants and combat boots at the time of the incident.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 225-389-5061 or Greater Baton Rouge Crimes Stoppers at 225-344-TIPS.