Benton man charged with animal cruelty

Arrested for animal cruelty
Arrested for animal cruelty

BENTON, LA (KSLA) – A Benton man accused of mistreating animals is now behind bars.

Fifty-four year-old Gregory Jenkins was arrested after a dog, neighbors say belongs to him, was found in the middle of a busy intersection with a metal clasp under its neck.

Jenkins denies ownership of the dog, but when animal control officers went to his home they found three other dogs tied to a parked car.

One of which they say was malnourished and in need of care.

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