Four teens have been arrested following a cruelty investigation sparked by a viral video showing a dog getting punched in the face. The dog in the video was found dead, with stab wounds, not long after the video began circulating on social media.
As reported by WYMT News, authorities in Laurel County, Kentucky, have identified four young men who are believed to be involved in the torture and death of a hound who was in the video posted on social media. The identities of the 18-year-old men has been released. The sheriff’s office lists the suspects as Noah A. Blevins, David O. Griffith, and Toby Glen Harrison – the 17-year-old’s name has not been released because of his age.
Griffith is identified as the teen who recorded the video – he is charged with unlawful transaction with minors, second-degree cruelty to animals and obstructing government operations regarding the investigation. Harrison is facing charges for second-degree cruelty to animals for torturing a dog and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Blevins is charged with torture of cat/dog with serious physical injury or death, second-degree cruelty to animals, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and obstructing government operations.
The authorities have expressed disgust over the cruel incident and they have vowed to bring everyone involved to justice.
(Screenshot of suspects via WYMT News)
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