A man who was photographed walking a puppy, tied to a brick, at a gas station in Rockwell, North Carolina, earlier this month has been charged. As reported by WBTV News, 28-year-old Scottie Lee Lewis has a lengthy criminal history and he can now add animal cruelty to his list of charges.
Photos which created concern
Earlier this month, photos showing Lewis walking the small pup through the parking lot of a convenience store/gas station were posted on social media. The images sparked a great deal of concern and outrage and multiple people reached out to the local authorities to see if they could help.
The complaints prompted the local animal services agency and the Rockwell Police Department to open an investigation.
Rockwell Police issued a state citation to Lewis for animal cruelty. When questioned, he informed the authorities that his puppy had been stolen – where the puppy is today is a mystery.
The news agency outlined Lewis’ criminal past – charges include:
Assault inflicting serious bodily injury, breaking and entering, common law robbery, speeding to elude arrest, possession of stolen goods, and numerous vehicle break-ins.
Find the original article about this situation here.
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