Friday, June 2, 2017

Kentucky: Charged in 2010 with animal torture, Joshua Headden has been charged with animal cruelty again

KENTUCKY -- Seven years ago, Joshua Headden was charged with animal torture, accused of brutally breaking the leg of a small dog - breaking it so badly that its bones were protruding out of its skin.

Louisville man Joshua Headden arrested for alleged animal torture
The dog named Lucy belonged to a local woman whose name has not been released. That woman got into a fight with her boyfriend, 25-year-old Joshua Headden, and left the house.

At that point the dog was fine, but when she returned, the dog had a severe leg injury -- one that appeared to leave its bones protruding.

"More than likely, that injury was sustained from a blow to the leg," Nagle said.

Headden has been charged with torturing a dog, which is a felony, and cruelty to animals, which is a misdemeanor. He was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday. He was arraigned Thursday morning and bond was set at $500 cash.

Clearly, whatever punishment that was meted out to Headden wasn't enough to convince him not to harm animals again.

This doesn't come as a surprise to many Kentuckians. The Animal Legal Defense Fund released their 2016 annual animal protection laws rankings and out of 50 states, Kentucky came in dead last again.

Headden was only given a $500 bond for torturing a dog back in 2010. Seven years later, his bond amount is the exact same. Do you know of anything that costs the exact same now that it did seven years ago?

Full Name: Joshua Allen Headden
Alias: Josh Headden
Race: White
Gender: Male
City: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Height: 6'01"
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair Color: BROWN
Eye Color: BROWN
Arrest Age: 32
Date: 05/09/2017
Time: 7:37 PM
Location: Hardin County, Kentucky
Total Bond: $500
BOND: $500