The ugly story of an Army veteran and active duty soldier boyfriend shooting the girl’s PTSD therapy dog has had more twists added to it. The couple filmed the shooting of the PTSD therapy dog and could be heard giggling on it as the animal was shot five times.
Cumberland County prosecutors then asked for and received additional bail restrictions placed on both. Marinna Rollins a medically retired veteran and her boyfriend Jarren Hang are accused of shooting Rollins’ PTSD therapy dog after telling friends on social media that they were finding it a new home.
Heng is an active duty soldier in the US Special Operations Command at Ft. Bragg.
Rollins, 23, and Heng, 25, both of the 5600 block of Netherfield Place, have each been charged with cruelty to animals and conspiracy, arrest documents said.
Heng was arrested Monday evening and Rollins was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Arrest documents said Rollins attempted to avoid apprehension by the Sheriff’s Office.
Bail for Heng was initially set at $5,000 and at $10,000 for Rollins.
However, Reaves successfully advocated for each of their bail to be increased to $25,000 while they came before District Court Judge Toni King at 2:30 p.m. at the Cumberland County Detention Center.
Rollins joined the Army in February of 2014, according to a spokesman with the Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox. She served as a multimedia illustrator in the Army and spent time in South Korea.
A friend, who asked not to be named for fear of her safety, said Rollins got into many arguments with fellow soldiers and higher-ups during her time in the Army.
“She made up a lot of stories,” the friend, who served with her in the Army, said.
Rollins medically retired from the Army in January of 2017, according to court documents.
Heng may face additional scrutiny from the Army and the Special Operations Command since Rollins is married and her husband is stationed in Korea.
This is the kind of story that is an outrage to dog lovers as well as ordinary people. The individuals to perpetrate and act like this have to be sick. And one must wonder what kind of PTSD is suffered by media illustrators, but that story may eventually come to light as well.
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