The allegations stem from an incident on May 11, in which the lock on the outside pen at the shelter was allegedly broken, and 20 dogs were released. The majority of the dogs were later recovered.
Sorrels is currently being held at the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000, no 10 percent, bond on the following charges:
* D felony obstruction of justice,
* D felony official misconduct,
* D felony theft,
* A misdemeanor false informing/reporting, and
* A misdemeanor deception.
Officials with the department confirmed the investigation in this matter is ongoing.
The Brazil Times will update this article as more information becomes available.