- James City County, Virginia, USA -
On November 6, someone called the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office reporting an intoxicated driver in the area of Anderson’s Corner heading toward New Kent.
Officers pulled over TANNER ODDEN.
While he was being taken into custody, he told officers there was a dead dog inside the trunk.
The dog was a 9-month-old Yorkie named Bena and was ODDEN’s ex-girlfriend’s furbaby.
Ms. Tiffany McGovern, Bena’s mom, had to go out of town for a funeral and asked ODDEN to let Bena out.
Later in the evening when Tiffany’s roommate went back home, she said that ODDEN had thrown Bena to the couch and then took her when he left.
Tiffany alerted the police.
In a heartbreaking interview with News 3 WTKR, Tiffany said that Bena was her little girl, her whole world.
Bena suffered a head trauma but it’s unclear what caused it.
TANNER ODDEN has been charged with felony animal cruelty.