FLEMMINGTON, W. Va. — The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man on animal cruelty charges.
Luke Brown, 29, of Flemington brutally beat a beagle with a hammer, causing severe injuries.
Authorities took the dog to receive medical treatment, but by the time it arrived, the damage was too great and he had to be put down.
A second dog and a cat were siezed from the property.
Brown is being held in the North Central Regional Jail on $5,000 bail.
More arrests are pending, according to authorities.