Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tennessee: Joshuah Williams, 30, charged with felony animal cruelty; accused of throwing his dog against a window

TENNESSEE -- A Clarksville man has been arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after allegedly throwing a dog against a window.

According to Clarksville police, an officer was in the area of 205 Walnut St. shortly after midnight on Tuesday when he heard a loud argument coming from inside a home.

The officer said he then heard the sound of an animal yelping in pain. Shortly thereafter, the yelping got louder and more intense and he heard a man yelling at the animal.

The officer witnessed a white unidentified animal being thrown into a window of the residence and heard it yelp once again.

He went to the residence where the arguing and yelping had come from and contacted a man who was inside, Joshuah Williams.

When the officer went inside, he found a small white dog in the rear bedroom which appeared to have an injury to its paw and could barely move.

Based on his investigation, he determined the injury to the dog had been intentional.

Joshuah Williams, 30, was taken into custody and booked into the Montgomery and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. His bond was set at $5,000.

The dog, whose name is LILY, was picked up by animal control last night and is being held in protective custody. Lily was taken to a vet this morning to be checked.

The dog, Lily, was picked up by Animal Control and is currently being held in protective custody. She was brought to a veterinarian Tuesday morning to be examined.

Name: Joshuah Williams
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Address: Walnut Street, Clarksville, TN
Arresting Officer: Moore
Charged With: Cruelty to Animals
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $5,000

(Clarksville Now - May 2, 2017)