Dog found tethered to weight

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti



LaGrange animal control officers cited a homeowner and seized his pet after finding the dog chained and not moving on the side of a house in the 1400 block of Park Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Animal control officers said when they checked on the black lab, they discovered the puppy had a 25 pound weight tied around its neck that made the animal unable to move.

Officers stated the weight was also covered with leaves and feces.

According to a police report, officers were able to free the animal from the weight and transported him to the animal shelter.

Animal control officers stated the pet’s owner came up to the shelter and demanded the dog back .

The man reportedly told officers he used the weight to “condition the animal” and the dog could “roam around while the weight was attached to him.”

Officers disagreed and cited the pet owner for animal cruelty and violating the tether ordinance.

Deputies arrests alleged burglars

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office announced a second arrest in an April 18 burglary on Oak Drive.

Michael Bohnsack, 38, was taken into custody on April 22 and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Sheriff’s investigators said they already arrested Dalton Arrington and charged him with first-degree burglary.

According to investigators, the men entered the home on Oak Drive and stole electronics, clothing, jewelry and weapons.

Deputies were able to recover most of items and returned the property to the owner.

Both Bohnsack and Arrington remain in the Troup County Jail.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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