Eugene Hickman, a 54-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was jailed Saturday after he allegedly attempted to sexually abuse a dog.
According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, family members called police after Hickman’s grandson reportedly walked into a bedroom and found his grandfather laying naked on top of the family’s bulldog.
Investigators say Hickman admitted that he was attempting to have sex with the dog, but stated that he knew it was wrong and he would not do it again.
Family members stated that this was not the first time Hickman was seen attempting to abuse an animal. The dog was removed from the home and examined by a veterinarian.
Hickman was booked into the Walton County Jail and charged with one count of animal cruelty, which is a third-degree felony.