Last October, a dog was tied to the bumper of an SUV and dragged for nearly a mile in Creek County. After several months of investigating the woman accused of tying the dog to the bumper is charged with animal cruelty.
The dog, Sammy, not only survived the violence, he is thriving with his new family.
He's happy and healthy with his new family. That wasn't the case last year after Sammy was dragged behind an SUV.
"He looked like he was all covered in cuts and cuts and he was oozing and everything," said Isaac, Sammy's new owner.
Witnesses identified 20-year-old Cody Wayne Hahn as the driver of the SUV. He was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.
But, as Sammy was healing, another suspect avoided arrest. She was the woman investigators say tied Sammy to the bumper. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Rikki Leigh Seritt after proving her original alibi was a lie. She's now charged with felony animal cruelty plus two counts of obstructing an officer.
According to an affidavit, Seritt told a friend she was there when the dog was tied to the bumper and dragged by Cody Hahn.
(NewsOn6 - June 23, 2009)
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