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Fourth person charged in dog abuse, death case in Laurel County

Noah A. Blevins, 18, was arrested and charged
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Posted at 8:32 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 20:32:47-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Hours after LEX 18 reported that a third person was arrested in connection with the abuse of a dog that was found dead off a road in Laurel County, a fourth person has been arrested.

On Tuesday, Noah A. Blevins, 18, was charged with torture of a cat/dog with serious physical injury or death; cruelty to animals – second-degree; two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor – third-degree, and obstructing governmental operations.

Blevins was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

The sheriff's office was tipped off that a video of a dog being punched by an apparent juvenile was circulating social media. The dog was found dead on the side of a road five miles north of East Bernstadt. It had multiple stab wounds. Deputies took the dog to UK to be examined for a cause of death.

Detectives charged a 17-year-old juvenile with cruelty to animals – second-degree; torture of a dog or cat offense. The teen was transported to the juvenile detention facility at Breathitt County.

Toby Glen Harrison, 18, was charged with cruelty to animals – second-degree; torture of a dog or cat – first offense; two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor – third-degree. The sheriff's office said that Harrison was at a home with two intoxicated minors. Deputies said Harrison stated he was going to kill the dog. Harrison was arrested and put in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Detectives charged 18-year-old David O. Griffith with two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, third-degree, cruelty to animals, second-degree, and obstructing governmental operations. The sheriff's office said that Griffith allegedly filmed the event.