Arrest made in Morgan animal cruelty case

Authorities in Morgan County say an arrest has been made in what they have called a “severe” case of animal abuse.

Either on Christmas or the day after, someone threw a red tote with six puppies inside off of the Bone Camp bridge on Burrville Road into a creek. All but one of the puppies, believed to be seven to nine weeks old, died. The MoCo Mutts Rescue Center last week offered a reward for information leading to the culprit and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office also joined in the search.

Officials with the MCSO said Monday night that a 24-year-old man was arrested and is being held on unrelated charges without bond. Investigators say the suspect, whose name had not been released as of the time this report was filed, will likely be charged with six counts of animal cruelty as soon as Tuesday.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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