Man faces animal cruelty charges in pit bull’s death

Posted at 1:56 PM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 19:36:10-04

Suffolk, Va. - A 21-year-old man in Suffolk is now facing animal cruelty charges after a pit bull was found dead and three others emaciated in November of 2012.

Laquan L. Williams faces five misdemeanor charges for animal cruelty. He was arrested and charged on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Williams left four pit bulls at a woman's home in Suffolk, police tell NewsChannel 3. The woman told him she was leaving, and asked him to find a new location for the dogs. When he failed to do so, Animal Control received a complaint about possible animal cruelty. When crews arrived, one dog was dead and three were emaciated.

NewsChannel 3 is working to find more information.

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