Man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly kicking dog
St. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man faces animal cruelty charges after police say there’s video evidence of him kicking a dog, the St. Albans Police Department said Tuesday.
The man, who’s 41 and from St. Albans, was arrested after police say video surfaced Monday on social media of a man kicking the pet. The charge is a misdemeanor, according to the criminal complaint.
According to a release from St. Albans Police, the suspect told detectives he turned the dog over to a family friend because he was unable to care for it. The dog is no longer in his care and custody, police say.
Detectives found a user amount of fentanyl and methamphetamine on the suspect, police say.
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