When: Friday march 24 WHERE: Charleston County Courthouse, 100 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401
WHY: Justice for Caitlyn the dog”#Repost @denise13dd ・・・
In #Charleston , #SouthCarolina , the man who committed one of the most heinous acts of #animalcruelty to a puppy dubbed #Caitlyn by tightly duct taping her muzzle so she couldn’t bark, eat or drink nearly two years ago, has been sentenced to prison for the next 15 years. #WilliamLeonardDodson , 43, was sentenced in United States District Court on Thursday, however on an unrelated charge.
A press release by United States Attorney Beth Drake stated:
"Evidence presented at the change of plea and sentence hearings established that officers with the North Charleston Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Dodson and Dodson fled on foot. As Dodson ran from law enforcement, he threw a loaded Beretta 9 mm handgun, along with marijuana and cocaine, which law enforcement recovered after Dodson was apprehended. Dodson has multiple prior felony convictions, including four prior conviction for possessing of narcotics with intent to distribute.”
According to the Post and Courier, Dodson’s sentence is the end result stemming from the drugs and gun possession charges. Having a record of multiple past felonies, the 15-year sentence was the mandatory minimum term. His sentence is scheduled to be followed up with two years of probation. The charge carries up to life.
And now as to the animal cruelty charge, the #CharlestonAnimalSociety posted on their Facebook page, that a hearing will be held Friday morning in the case of Caitlyn: #JusticeforCaitlyn @greenworldtv @annekasvenskaofficial #news #animalnews #wildlifenews #greenworldtv #dog #dogs #dogoftheday #dogsofinstagram #ilovedogs #dogrescue #rescuedogs #dogabuse #animals #animallovers #animalrescue #animalrescuer #pet #pets #petsofinstagram #dogphotography