66-year-old arrested in brutal dog dragging death case

66-year-old arrested in brutal dog dragging death case

CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with the brutal dragging death of a dog last week.

Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies arrested Rita Mintz of Orangeburg, 66, and charged her with ill treatment of animals.

"This arrest comes as a result of numerous community-based tips identifying Mrs. Mintz as the person responsible for the dragging death of the German Shepherd puppy on 8/26/2016," a post on Facebook said.

A witness said the German Shepherd was dragged to its death by a female driver on Kennerly Road.

"Acting on a tip, we located Ms. Mintz and questioned her about her involvement in this case and she admitted that she in fact was the person responsible for this crime," Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers said.

"This was a very shocking incident to all of us, and I am very thankful for the outpouring of help we received from the community and from the Humane Society," Summers, said.

If convicted, Mintz "must be punished by imprisonment of not less than 180 days and not to exceed five years and by a fine of $5,000."

Mintz was released on a $5000 personal recognizance bond on Wednesday.

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