$5,000 reward given for information on police dog killing

The Atlanta Humane Society on Monday gave a $5,000 reward to the woman who provided the names of two people eventually charged with shooting and killing a Griffin police dog.

The reward was for information that led to a conviction, but Lamar County District Attorney Richard Milam said the cases remained unresolved. He plans to ask a grand jury in June to indict Kevin Pippin, 37, and his mother, 66-year-old Geraldine Pippin, for misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The Humane Society said Sherry Hayes gave police the Pipins' names but was unaware of the reward.

The German Shepherd, Jimi, disappeared last November from his handler's pen in rural Lamar County. The dog was found dead in a ditch three days later.

Jimi's handler, Griffin police Cpl. Chad Moxon, and his family also put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing the dog that was trained at detecting drugs and explosives and tracking people.

Hayes received that $1,000 reward earlier, though the case is still open.