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'I want to pop him:' Video shows soldier, veteran shooting dog

Posted April 25
Updated April 26

— Two soldiers – a man on active duty assigned to the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg and his girlfriend, a former soldier, are charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy after the shooting death of the woman's dog.

Jarren Heng, 26, and Marinna Rollins, 22, appeared in court Wednesday.

According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the dog belonged to Rollins and was her emotional support dog. Authorities said Rollins is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other emotional issues.

The dog was medically-certified through the mail from a South Carolina doctor. Investigators said there is no evidence the dog was trained to be a medical service dog.

Authorities said the dog was taken into a wooded area, tied to a tree and shot five times with a rifle on April 16. The couple recorded the incident, and the video circulated on Facebook. According to Cumberland County Animal Control, the pit bull, then named Huey, was given to them in December 2015.

The video showed the couple tying the dog to a tree and laughing as the dog, which they call Cam, dies.

Animal control was tipped off about the shooting and confronted the couple at their Morganton Road apartment.

They told authorities it cost them $75 to feed the dog (per week), and it had some health issues.

"(Authorities) asked Ms. Rollins about her dog, and she said no idea where the dog was or what was going on," said Sean Swain, a spokesman with the sheriff's office. "They confronted her with the video that was on Facebook of her and her boyfriend shooting the dog."

Once Rollins had shot the dog four times, Heng asked to shoot the dog: "I want to pop him."

"It's been real, Camy. I love you. You're my puppy," Rollins said.

The video shows both people shooting the dog five times.

The video shows the couple covering the dog with a white sheet and putting it in a shallow grave.

Both suspects are being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.


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  • Mary Meadows Apr 27, 12:21 p.m.
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    While I think their behavior was horrendous and disposable it always suprises me that the number of comments on a article having to do with animal abuse and/or death far outweigh the comments I see in regards to human atrocities including murder and horrific child abuse. I don't get it.

  • Nathaniel Lincoln Apr 27, 6:51 a.m.
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    I would also be investigating the audience they were putting this sick play together for . Whom ever would follow these creeps on FB prob have issues too.

  • Shane Siliga Apr 27, 5:41 a.m.
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    They should never be allowed to reproduce...

  • Anita Gibson Apr 26, 11:06 p.m.
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    Go look at the Justice for Huey Facebook page. If what is being said there is true then this is worse than most think.

  • Matt Smithe Apr 26, 9:31 p.m.
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    As both an Army veteran who has struggled with PTSD and someone who works in the heatlhcare field I completely reject that this is the manifestation of PTSD. This is not what PTSD looks like and to tie it in any way to PTSD is a disgrace. These people obviously suffer from some form of personality/sociopathic disorder.

  • Joan Price Apr 26, 8:54 p.m.
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    These two lousy people need to go to the worse possible jail for ten years and hopefully miss part of their own lives for taking this poor dog's life.

  • Tina Shoaf Apr 26, 8:36 p.m.
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    Read this article and tell me how crazy they are! I'd like to 'POP' the both of them!!! Her boyfriend is controlling. I compare her to these mothers that get lousy boyfriends and let their children get abused! She should never own an animal again or have a child. They should both be sterilized! I have a friend that has PTSD and this is not the kind of stuff she goes through. This was totally premeditated. They even lied to friends and said the dog got adopted. Just Evil that is all!!!

  • Quid Malmborg Apr 26, 8:33 p.m.
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    One of my co-workers is one of these so-called "veterans." Guess I'll be keeping my eye on that creep more often for now on.

  • Karen Orndorff Apr 26, 8:32 p.m.
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    [quote=16666884]Post by Kelly Birdsall[/quote. WRAL they don't need to breathe oxygen, I want this taken down too, since you thought my post was bad!!!!!!#

  • Nicolle Leney Apr 26, 6:32 p.m.
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    Just because someone has PTSD doesn't mean everything can be blamed on it. Other articles give more info. She didn’t want the dog anymore. She previously tried to give him away because caring for him was too expensive.

    The dog was originally adopted by her ex-husband's and she begged to keep the dog when he went overseas and then got him certified as an ESA. Before killing Cam, she gave the impression in her posts that he was going to a new home, the boyfriend even replying “He's gonna have such a great new life” with a smiley face at the end.

    Initially they claimed the dog was sick. But they were LAUGHING in the video, and the Midday Daily article said "Rollins can be heard telling Heng that she managed to damage the dog’s nervous system, as the camera pans towards Camboiu who experienced violent convulsions."