Army Veteran Philip Mercon Arrested For First Bestiality Charge In Texas History

BELLMEAD, TX — A Texas man who allegedly sexually assaulted a neighbor’s dog was arrested on Saturday and charged with bestiality, police say.

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Philip Samuel Mercon, 27, who is a veteran, was arrested after a witness told officers that they spotted Mercon sexually abusing a dog in the neighbor’s backyard, according to Bellmead police Lieutenant Kory Martin. The Daily Mail reports that Mercon is a married man with children.

Mercon released the animal — which was described as a medium-sized, mixed-breed male dog — when he saw the officers approach and tried to run, but an officer was able to capture him.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reported that Martin was arrested on a state jail felony charge of bestiality and two Class A misdemeanor charges of evading arrest on foot and criminal trespassing. He was booked into McLennan County Jail and later released after posting the $8,000 bond.

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Martin said that the dog has been returned to its owner and that there are no reports of any injuries.

In September 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that makes it illegal for residents of Texas to have sex with animals — apparently it had been legal up until then? That makes the arrest of Mercon the first official charge of bestiality in Texas.

If convicted, an offender may receive a sentence of up to two years in jail for a felony conviction.

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Read more:

Waco Tribune-Herald 

Star-Telegram

The Daily Mail

Main photo: Philip Samuel Mercon [Bellmead Police]

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