Man Charged with Animal Torture Arraigned
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Kevil man charged with abusing a puppy was arraigned Thursday in court.

The McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk said Jayce Bryant appeared before Judge Tim Kaltenbach, who scheduled a pre-trial conference for August 19 at 1:30 pm. 

Bryant pleaded not guilty on May 16 to a charge of torture of a dog or cat resulting in serious injury, which is a felony. He was arrested May 2 after a 6-9 month old great dane-mix puppy was found with its mouth taped shut, causing severe injuries to the animal. Police say Bryant admitted to taping the puppy's snout and legs, then leaving it in the area of Rice Springs and Woodville Road.

The dog, named Hero, was treated by a local veterinarian at the Humane Society, and is recovering.

Prior to his arrest, Bryant worked as an employee at McCracken County Jail.

Published 04:29 PM, Thursday Jul. 18, 2019
Updated 05:47 PM, Friday Jul. 19, 2019

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