By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
A 35-year-old Enid woman was arraigned Thursday on a felony count of animal cruelty, for trying to choke her sister’s dog because it had a demon inside it.
Karla Bullock appeared via video from Garfield County Detention Facility before Special District Judge Brian Lovell. She asked the judge for a recognizance bond because she had mental illnesses and was requiring drug rehabilitation.
Lovell told Bullock her $1,000 bond already was low, but if she could get into a treatment facility, he would allow her to bond out to the facility.
Bullock is facing a count of cruelty to animals for attempting to choke her sister’s dog July 5. If convicted, she faces a fine of up to $1,000, up to five years imprisonment or up to a year in county jail.
According to an affidavit filed in the case, Bullock’s family called police when she began choking an 11-year-old husky/ chow mix by tightening its collar.
The women told police about 7:30 p.m. that night Bullock said the dog had a demon. They said Bullock began yelling in strange, deep voice that the dog had to die to expel the demon.
The dog’s owner said the dog was lethargic and appeared as if it were about to pass out after the incident. Bullock eventually let go of the dog after being told the police had been called.
Bullock is being held in lieu of $1,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Aug. 19 for a bond appearance.