Valley Man Arrested On Multiple Counts Of Dog AbuseOctober 25, 2021
A Valley man has been arrested for cruelty to animals. Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds issued a press release on Monday.
“October 21, 2021, Valley Code Enforcement Officers were checking on an abandoned property in the 300 block of Crystal Springs Road. They heard what sounded like several animals in the woods and when they investigated, they found 12 Pit Bulldogs chained up in a clearing. They immediately called for assistance from the Valley Police Department and Valley Animal Control. The dogs, most of which appeared to be under a year old, were chained with logging chains to automotive axles and had rudimentary shelters. They did not have any food and the only water available was brackish and dirty. All were showing signs of malnourishment. While this was being investigated, Latoskie Tamaine Williams (41 of Valley) arrived and advised that the dogs were his. He stated that he bred and sold the dogs and that he fed them once a day”, said Reynolds in the release.
Due to the state of the animals and the conditions in which they were kept, the animals were seized and were turned over to foster care pending resolution.
On this date, Williams was arrested and charged with 12 counts of Cruelty to Animals 2nd Degree. Williams was processed and released on a $30,000 bond. His first court appearance will be on October 27, 2021.
The Valley Police Department would like to thank the animal rescue groups and persons that assisted in fostering these animals and providing them with food and shelter.