Upon learning that harassment and stalking charges had been filed against him, the man who filmed a former sheriff's deputy shooting a small dog in the head has turned himself in.
Online records show that Douglas Canady, 42, was booked into the county jail shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Faulkner County man had posted bond by Wednesday morning.
The case stems from an incident where Canady is accused harassing a neighbor who helped raise funds to cover Reese's — the dog that was shot on Jan. 4 — veterinarian bills after the woman denied him direct access to the money collected.
The two live in the Shiloh Creek Estates. Upon learning the small dog was shot and needed medical attention, Meagan Harris set up a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of the dog's imminent vet bills.
The account raised more than $21,000 through donations by more than 1,000 online users within about a month. The account has since been deactivated, and much of the money has been spent on the dog’s veterinarian bills, food and other supplies to better the small dog’s life.
According to a complaint filed in February, Canady began harassing Harris and her partner over how money raised from the GoFundMe was being spent.
Canady reportedly went to the woman’s home “demanding money and a different dog named ‘Oreo’” on Feb. 1, the report states.
Following the incident, the woman told authorities she was fearful of Canady “and his erratic behavior.”
After the news broke that formal charges had been filed, the alleged victim began receiving a flux of messages regarding the allegations. Upon receiving several messages, Harris reached out to the Log Cabin in an effort to explain that she pursued charges against Canady in February.
"These charges have been pending since February, numerous police reports and evidence of videos, screenshots, and messages [were given to the prosecutor]," she said in a typed statement. "A special prosecutor was assigned to this case from out of town and these charges have been a long time coming based on the prosecutor's review and evidence. I have no further comment on this matter at this time."
The Faulkner County man has maintained his innocence regarding the harassment claims and said in numerous Facebook Live videos that he feels he has been wronged because he was not given access to the money raised via GoFundMe.
"I honestly don't feel that woman should be able to charge me," Canady said in an online video amidst learning charges had been filed against him.
In the video, Canady said he did not believe there was any evidence to back the allegations against him.
As of press time Wednesday, a court date in the matter had not yet been set.