Sheriff's officials are investigating two animal cruelty incidents that resulted in the death of a dog and in a horse being knocked unconscious.

Sheriff's Sgt. Pete Bastardo was dispatched Friday to property on County Road 381, where a Great Dane had been left in the direct sun in a kennel.

The dog later died, and Bastardo completed a report for animal cruelty.

Also Friday, deputy John Harper was dispatched to property on FM 1849 in Bangs. Harper was told a man had hit a horse hard enough to knock the animal unconscious. Harper was also told dogs on the property were possibly being abused.

Harper spoke at length to two suspects and wrote in a a report that "the report is justified."

In other incidents:

• Deputy Robert Ramirez was dispatched Sunday to the 3400 block of Vincent, where a woman said she'd been assaulted by her husband. The woman had minor injuries. The suspect, who was present, appeared intoxicated and was uncooperative.

Ramirez arrested Adam Bolden, 43, on an assault charge.

• Bastardo was dispatched Thursday to Mr. W. Fireworks on Belle Plain on a report of the theft of money, and an employee is suspected.

• Deputy Joe Thomas was dispatched Thursday to property on County Road 135, where a shotgun, air rifle and food were taken sometime over the past six months.

• Thomas spoke with a woman Friday who said her boyfriend assaulted her at Sandy Beach.

• Deputy Terry Sliter was patrolling early Saturday morning in the Sandy Beach area when someone told Sliter of a possibly intoxicated woman. Sliter arrested Divanna Loggins, 20, of White Settlement, on a public intoxication charge.

• Sliter was notified of an assault early Saturday morning on Park Road 15, and a suspect was named. Sliter lost sight of the suspect vehicle after attempting a traffic stop.

• Deputy Brandon Arnold made a traffic stop Saturday on West Main Boulevard and arrested Jason Lawson, 33, of Brownwood, on a Midland County warrant. Arnold also arrested Lawson on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (K2).

• Deputy Byron Langley was dispatched Saturday to property on County Road 467, where a woman said her ex-boyfriend had tried to enter her home.

• Deputy Robert Ramirez was dispatched Sunday to property on the Brady Highway, where a man reported the theft of a vehicle. The man said he had located the vehicle but some items were missing.

• Brownwood officer Bryan Greenrock was dispatched Sunday to Avenue B and Vine on a report of a hit-and-run accident. A vehicle veered off the road, hit a stop sign and almost drove into a ditch. Greenrock made contact with  the driver in the BRMC emergency room. The driver submitted to a blood draw, and a charge is pending.

• Officer Danny Hutchins was dispatched to Coggin Park Saturday night on a report of a disturbance. Hutchins arrested Richard Ammons, 19, of Brownwood, on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and failure to identify.

• Officer Sky Self was dispatched early Monday to the 1800 block of 10th on a report of a domestic disturbance. Self arrested Ricardo Lugo, 35, on a charge of violating a protective order.

• Officer Jesse Mares was dispatched Saturday to the 800 block of Hendricks on a report that a man assaulted his girlfriend.

• Officer Eric Joshua was dispatched Sunday to the 1600 block of Main, where a man reported the theft of money.

• Joshua was dispatched Friday to the 200 block of Quail Run, where someone punctured a vehicle's tire.

• Joshua was dispatched Friday to Depot Liquor, 1000 Vine, on a report that two men entered the store and stole two bottles of liquor.

• Police conducted a civil standby Saturday in the 1500 block of Terrace, where property was exchanged between family members. Not all property was recovered, and charges for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft were filed.

• Morgan spoke with a man Sunday who said an acquaintance was upset over how a business deal turned out and threatened to shoot him.

• Officer Zane Taylor was dispatched Friday to the 1600 block of Lane, where a woman said her boyfriend pushed her down and began breaking items.

• Taylor spoke with a woman Friday who said a man would kill her if he went back to jail. Taylor completed a report for witness tampering, retaliation and failure to comply with sex offender registration.

• Officer Danny Hutchins was dispatched Saturday to the 1800 block of Fourth, where two tires on a vehicle were damaged.