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UPDATE: Animal Control Officer arrested in missing dog case

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Demetria Hogan (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Demetria Hogan (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police have arrested Demetria Hogan, an Animal Control Officer wanted on two charges of animal cruelty.

Hogan was arrested Wednesday morning, after authorities announced they were searching for her Tuesday night.

Before the arrest, dog owner Brooke Shoup said she was glad to hear police were making progress.

"It makes me feel like this is being taken seriously," said Shoup.

Witnesses said Hogan was the Memphis Animal Shelter employee who picked up Shoup's pit bull, Kapone, and another dog after the pair escaped the family's backyard in late June.

Only one of the dogs was located at the shelter.

"I would say it's possible that he was sold, stolen or sold," said Shoup.  "Especially since the last person who had contact with him was her, Demetria Hogan."

Shoup said Hogan actually showed up on her doorstep days after the family publicized Kapone's disappearance.

"She just pretty much said she took both dogs to the shelter," said Shoup.  "And I really didn't feel comfortable with this woman standing on my front porch with my children at home."

Hogan has an extensive criminal history and was hired at the shelter under the city's "second chance" program for convicted felons.

She became the focus of a Memphis police investigation last week after the Shoup family offered a $3,000 reward seeking information about Kapone.

"My ultimate goal is to bring Kapone home," said Shoup.

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