Holmes County man facing felony animal cruelty charges


A Holmes County man is facing felony animal cruelty charges.

The charges come after a video was posted to social media showing a dog being kicked to death.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March identified the person in the video as Drone Da-Quan Brown.

Brown was originally charged with a misdemeanor, but the charge was upgraded to a felony after public outcry following an initiative from Doll Stanley with In Defense of Animals.


  1. Judy
    April 13, 2023 at 12:06 PM

    He needs to be treated like the dog was. Poor dog. He is a horrible person.

  2. Mary Williams
    Mary Williams
    April 13, 2023 at 12:26 PM

    Thank you Doll Stanley for your tireless work on behalf of our animals.

  3. Judy middketon
    Judy middketon
    April 13, 2023 at 3:15 PM

    So pleased that he faces these charges. I hope this will set a example for others to follow. Animals are so defenseless

  4. Brenda J Jarriel
    Brenda J Jarriel
    April 14, 2023 at 6:25 AM

    Anyone who mistreats am animal is a heartless person.

  5. dudley farmer
    dudley farmer
    April 14, 2023 at 9:36 AM

    I live in Holmes County. Animals die from starvation and many other forms of cruelty, but nothing is ever done. A person can be involved in murder to drug dealing and I blind eye is turned. So animal cruelty is just a way of life over here, dog fights are the norm!!

    • Louise
      May 5, 2023 at 5:44 AM

      Does that make it okay? Should we just give up? Do we ignore animal cruelty simply because murder and drug dealing seem to go unaddressed? Bad things happen when damaged and broken people act out their pain, or the lessons they never learned. And bad things continue to happen when good people do nothing about it. There’s a great line from a great song, and it goes like this: ‘It has to start somewhere, it has to start sometime. What better place than here, what better time than now?’ – this line says it better than I ever could.

  6. Gail
    April 14, 2023 at 10:32 AM

    Thank you Doll for protesting this ridiculous low charge. Animals are defenseless and anyone who hurts one should be giving a jail sentence, a big fine and never allowed to own an animal again. This makes me heartsick to think of that poor dog. I hope someone gives him a good b*** whipping.


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