Owner of Missing Cobra in Grand Prairie Arrested


Today, February 11, 2022, Grand Prairie Police arrested Lawrence Matl, 23 years of age, in the 1800 block of Cherry Street without incident. Matl was arrested on a warrant for violating Parks and Wildlife Code 43.853, Release from Captivity, a Class A Misdemeanor. That states “A person may not intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence release or allow the release from captivity of a snake covered by this subchapter”.

Matl is currently being held at the Grand Prairie Detention Center with a bond of $10,000.00.

As of the arrest, the missing cobra has not been located.