Lee Count man charged after beating, stabbing dog

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LEE COUNTY, AL – On October 22, 2021 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received information from Lee County Animal Control that an injured dog had been located in the 20000 block of U.S. Hwy 280 East in Lee County.

The dog was taken to a local veterinarian where it is being treated for its wounds. Injuries sustained were multiple stab wounds to the chest and stomach area and bruising consistent with being beaten or kicked.

A Micro chip was located in the dog that determined the owner as Andrew Lyndon Childs (32) from Columbus Georgia. Childs was interviewed and admitted to stabbing the dog with a pocket knife.

He was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (Class C Felony) and has since been released on a $5,000.00 bond from the Lee County Jail.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867)

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