Updated: Jan 5
- Tennessee, USA -
~ Update: January 5, 2023:
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said that after six innocent puppies were stuffed in a red tote bag and thrown off of a bridge and left in a river on Burreville Road in Sunbright, investigators “have worked diligently over the past several days to solve and make an arrest.”
On Monday, January 2, 2023, through a Facebook post the sheriff’s office announced that “A combination of hard work along with help from our citizens paid off when we were able to make an arrest today.”
Deputies arrested 24-years-old TYLER PAUL UNDERWOOD (pictured) and he is being held at the Morgan County Jail without bond on unrelated charges while the investigation is being finalized.
The filthy individual faces six counts of animal cruelty. He is expected in court on Thursday, January 5, 2023. UNDERWOOD also faces charges of violating probation and theft of property.
~ Original story:
The Morgan County Sheriff's Department is reaching out to the public for assistance with a horrific case of animal cruelty.
Six puppies were thrown off of a bridge and left in a river on Burreville Road in Sunbright after being stuffed in a red tote bag.
The nonprofit MoCo Mutts Rescue Center said only one puppy survived and the furbaby has been named Survivor. Survivor has a broken leg and more details will be disclosed after a veterinary examination.
In a Facebook post the shelter said that the puppies “Appear to probably be a cur type mix, approximately 7 to 9 weeks old, maybe slightly older.”
MoCo Mutts Rescue Center is offering a reward, which now climbed to $2,250, in exchange for information leading to the identification and conviction of the monster responsible for such a heinous crime. As the nonprofit said: “This should make you angry and ill to your stomach.”
There is a discrepancy with the dates according to which the furbabies were tossed from the bridge. The probable timeframe is between December 24 and December 25.
If you were in the area on those days and you witnessed something unusual or suspicious that can help with the investigation, please, come forward and speak up for those innocent puppies.
They rely on us for justice!
As MoCo Mutts Rescue Center said: “Don't let this crime go unpunished.”
Please contact the Morgan County Sheriff's Department using one of the numbers below
Dispatch Office: (423) - 346 - 0911 (option 5)
Sheriff’s Office: (423) - 346 - 6262. Thank you!
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