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Man Charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Aggravated Assault


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) – A man has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and aggravated assault.

On June 8, police were dispatched to a residence in Franklin County for a report of domestic violence.

Dispatchers had received information about a confrontation between a female juvenile and a family member, and as a result the juvenile’s dog had been killed.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found 36 year old Frederick Edwards of Mulkeytown. Deputies discovered that following the confrontation, Edwards retrieved the dog from his yard, took the dog inside his home, and hung the dog with a chain from the ceiling rafter until the dog died.

Edwards has been charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and Aggravated Assault.

He remains in custody in the Franklin County Jail.

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