The Most Unbelievable East Texas Crime Ever

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Photo courtesy The Dunbar Collection
Dunbar: Was only a few dozen credits short of his GRE degree at arrest.
Just when we think we'd seen it all, there comes a story like this one...

If the events described in an indictment unsealed in Angelina County Court today are true, it's one of the most shockingly sordid and brutal cases of animal abuse imaginable.

Authorities in the East Texas hamlet of Emporia allege that 57-year-old Billy Clyde Dunbar committed ongoing sexual assault of his gray mare Maypearl for the last ten years.

And that's not all. They further allege that Maypearl was addicted to both Dunbar's home-brewed whiskey and the crystal methamphetamine Dunbar is accused of manufacturing with his 69-year-old mother Earnestine "Bob" King, 81-year-old grandmother Hattie Mae McPherson and 95-year-old great-grandmother Susanna Dickinson, who barricaded herself in her trailer with a belt-fed World War I-era heavy machine gun and kept cops at bay for six hours before being pepper-spray-bombed into submission.

"The meth operation was a family deal," says Emporia police chief Bobby Roy Henderson. "All of 'em were real proud of it -- those grannies even knitted little homemade sacks to package it in. And that was one tough old lady. We're just glad that there were no fatalities, and we were able to get that machine gun and all those prohibited substances out of our community."

Animal rights activists were stunned at the condition of Maypearl, who had trackmarks in the veins of all four of her legs and showed signs of being raped both vaginally and anally.

"You've probably seen that Faces of Meth deal," says Emporia police chief Bobby Roy Henderson. "This poor horse looks like the last picture of that, only she's a horse. I mean, all her teeth fell out of her head. That's one gray mare who ain't what she used to be, I'll tell you what."

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Faces of Meth
The unfortunate Maypearl, who once had a winning smile.

As Dunbar and his ancestors were being herded into a paddy wagon, another crisis developed on the scene when a 1986 Ford F-150 driven by Dunbar's 13-year-old great-grandson roared up the muddy road and flipped over, almost crushing several police officers. Pulled unharmed from the wreckage, the third grader was administered several field sobriety tests, all of which he failed. While a court-ordered blood test is pending, he is being held on suspicion of DWI, which in his case would be a felony, as it would be his eleventh if he is convicted.

"Listen, that kid can drink your ass under the table," Henderson admitted. "In fact, he can drink your ass under the dadgum floor that the table is on. We just wish he wouldn't get behind the wheel after he does."

The elder Dunbar is being held on $5,000,000 bond and faces charges of animal cruelty, bestiality, illegal manufacture of liquor, engaging in organized criminal behavior, and a bevy of drug charges. (His female relatives all face many of the same charges.) If convicted on all counts, he could face up to 2,325 years in prison, though he would be eligible for parole in 2978.

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27 comments
Jason Jones
Jason Jones

this is the kind of people that need to be in jail

Nicole Young
Nicole Young

I'm surprised at the increase in crime we're seeing in Texaslately. Did you see that this auto-dialing creditcard scam case in Austin?

 

Goodknight1_1
Goodknight1_1

WHAT THE HELL????????When news of this gets out around the nation. They will more than happy to cut TEXAS loose and on it's own!!!! Poor horse.

Salli58
Salli58

Not an unlikely scenario in a place like TX.

Kagan213
Kagan213

Who cares whether it's true or a gag?This type of story is rife for finding, in the non-fict world.

Dumbass drug laws drive profits, and a lot of people, both white, blue and no-collar will choose profits over flipping burgers or stringing shoes. We have chronicles of all types of great stories in search of what....? Immortality of those suddenly afforded a little bit of power...Mozart, Madoff, Skilling, and the lesser players.

With respect to the mare, I'm sorry.

Paul Bergen
Paul Bergen

This is our backyard.

OldMayfly
OldMayfly

I'll be glad when April Fools' Day is over. These outrageous stories are just a little too close to reality.

Jim C
Jim C

But will Billy Clyde still be eligible to play football after he gets out of prison?

lawreviewed
lawreviewed

Bad April Fools. A good reporter would know it's not Beastiality, It's Buggery.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

"That's one gray mare who ain't what she used to be." Priceless.

Brian
Brian

Shit. I'm from East Texas and didn't even question whether this was real until I got to the comments. D'OH!

brookey42
brookey42

Neither did I!!! My boyfriend is from East Texas...What does that say about me?

Gaff in a head act
Gaff in a head act

you enjoy horsing around with him?He's hung like a horse?Stop me anytime....

Austin
Austin

is this real?

Imhmah
Imhmah

No. It's an April Fool's article. I'm from East Texas - Angelina Co, specifically - and live in Houston. It's hard to suggest that East Texas, in all its rural glory, is more crass and unsophisticated than much of Houston. I believe it was in Houston that a tri-generation drug ring was broken up recently, not Angelina County. Anyway, it's a funny article if one can laugh at the exaggeration of propensities that do sometimes exist among us.

ribalding
ribalding

Nice touch with Angelina county.

Katy
Katy

Just another day in rural America...

I know it has to be an April Fool’s joke because small town law enforcement would never break up the crime ring supplying them with drugs and horse sex.

Bwhite0421
Bwhite0421

i like that the mother was about 12 when she had billy clyde.

Mcammack79
Mcammack79

I guess since last year's over the top April Fools front page story, this one had to be buried as a smaller story.

furioso ateo
furioso ateo

The belt fed machine gun was a little much, but points for over-the-topness.

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