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Woman claims reward in dead police dog case

A woman has come forward to claim the $5000 reward offered in the case of slain police dog Jimi who resided with his handler/partner Chad Moxon in Lamar County. This account is from the CBS news affiliate in Atlanta: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/23200237/detail.html?taf=lnta Video: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/video/23200354/ In November ‘Jimi’ a Griffin Police dog was brutally murdered. It took months to finally make any arrests in the case. It was all thanks to Sherry Hayes. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations made the arrests of three people in early March. It was the tip Hayes gave them that got them into police custody. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office charged 37-year-old Kevin Pippin with aggravated cruelty to animals and tampering with evidence. Sixty-six-year-old Geraldine Pippin and 40 year-old Deborah Flynt are both charged with tampering with evidence. ’It hurt me in my heart so much I felt like I needed to report it,’ Hayes said. ‘Geraldine Pippin described in detail to me how they took off the dog’s collar, rinsed the blood off the grass put the dog in the back of the truck drove back down to a dirt road dumped the body then came back and cleaned up the truck.’ ’Thank you for coming forward. Without you I would have no clue as to what happened. It is nice to know what happened. Thank you,’ said Jimi’s handler Corp. Chad Moxon. The Atlanta Humane Society doesn’t always offer rewards. They are on a case by case basis. Hayes said she is going to use the money to remodel her home. She is the proud mom of an eight month old baby.

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