MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis animal control officer Demetria Hogan is wanted by police on two charges of animal cruelty. An arrest warrant was issued for Hogan on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011.
Hogan is the animal shelter employee who handled the controversial case of a dog named Kapone, a pit bull that mysteriously disappeared.
Kapone and another dog named Jersey were picked up by Hogan last month, after escaping their Cordova yard. The next morning, when the dogs’ owner went to the Memphis Animal Shelter to pick up her pets, Kapone was missing and shelter workers offered few clues as to what happened. The owner, frustrated by the stone-walling, contacted abc24.com for help.
Memphis Police will not release any details of the arrest warrant until Hogan has been taken into custody. Officers were actively looking for her late Tuesday.
Hogan, as abc24.com was the first to tell you months ago, is a convicted felon hired at the shelter through the City of Memphis' Second Chance Program. She has a long arrest record that includes theft, forgery and burglary charges.
A city spokesperson confirms Hogan is now suspended with pay.