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Bond increased for Fort Worth man suspected of stabbing dogs to death

Eugene Harrison, right, was arrested as a suspect in a case of animal cruelty.
Eugene Harrison, right, was arrested as a suspect in a case of animal cruelty. Fort Worth Police Department

The court increased the bonds of a suspect accused of stabbing animals to death in his far north Fort Worth neighborhood.

Eugene Hilliard Harrison, 31, was arrested in the stabbings of two dogs belonging to his nextdoor neighbor on Nov. 14, 2017, and was later charged with two felony animal cruelty cases, court documents show.

Harrison's bonds were initially set at $50,000 in each case but they were increased on Wednesday to $75,000 while he awaits trial, court documents show.

One of the dogs died from the stab wounds and the other was critically wounded, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County district attorney's office said.

Harrison was in Criminal District Court No. 1 this week seeking reinstatement of a bond that had been revoked in March after he let the battery run out in his court-ordered GPS monitor.

Harrison's whereabouts were unknown for several hours while his GPS was dead. In about the same time frame, the bodies of several dead cats and oppossums were found by police a block away from Harrison’s home on Roberts Cut Off Road.

“This defendant has a demonstrated history of violent, predatory behavior, and we believe he is a clear danger to not only the animals, but the people in our community,” Tarrant County prosecutor Ashlea Deener said. “It was our sincere hope that he remain securely in custody until his trial.”

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

A judge granted De'Monte Douglas a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. Douglas is charged with ill treatment of animals after he and another defendant allegedly shot a puppy 18 times with a BB gun Sunday. Credit: Herald Online

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