Update: Gwinnett County Police report that Cruz Barreralugo, wanted in connection with an alleged bestiality case, has turned himself in to police.
Gwinnett County Police are searching for a 61-year-old landscaper who is accused of bestiality and cruelty to children in connection with an incident that happened this weekend.
According to Gwinnett County PD, the incident was witnessed when a man in Lakencville was playing in the yard of a Lawrenceville home with his nephew the the two witnessed the landscaper participating in a lewd sexual act with their dog. When he realized he had been seen, he allegedly stopped and fled the scene in a small black, two-door pickup truck.
Police were called to the scene and were able to view footage from the home video surveillance that had captured the incident. The suspect has been identified as Cruz Barreralugo.
“The landscaper had been servicing the lawn every two weeks for almost one year. It is unknown whether or not this was the first time this happened or if it had been an ongoing occurrence,” Cpl. Deon Washington, public information officer for Gwinnett County Police Department said in a press release. “This is an especially disturbing case for many reasons and we are working hard to pinpoint Berreralugo’s whereabouts so that he can be arrested.”
If anyone has any information to share in this case, they are asked to contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. You can also text your tip to “Crimes” (274637). Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number(s): 17-01361