A Pulaski County, Kentucky man faces charges of animal cruelty after officers from the Kentucky State Police stated the man burned his dog to death.
After a call from a concerned neighbor on Firday, authorities arrived at the home of James C. Calhoun where Trooper William Cowan found a dead dog behind the house. The dog had been burned. According to Kentucky.com, Calhoun came out of the house brandishing a pistol. After several warnings to drop the gun, Calhoun relinquished his weapon.
Calhoun, 40, has been charged with torture of a dog, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and trespassing.
It is not known why the suspect allegedly burned his dog. This is a developing story. More details will follow.
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