2 Obion men charged
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:00 pm
The Messenger, January 23, 2013
One Obion man is being held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex today and another Obion man is facing an animal cruelty citation following an investigation conducted by Obion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyree Callens.
He responded to an animal cruelty complaint at 308 Broadway in Obion shortly before noon Tuesday. On the scene he discovered two dogs in the back yard, one on a chain under a Chevrolet S-10 truck and a second dog on a chain secured to a tree. The dogs appeared to be “lifeless” and “very skinny” according to the incident report. Chief Deputy Kent Treece told The Messenger Deputy Callens talked to the homeowner, Franklin D. Rhodes Jr., 42, who said the dogs belonged to his friend, William A. Daugherty, 32.
According to the incident report, the temperature was 19 degrees.
Daugherty was taken into custody on the scene and has been charged with cruelty to animals. He is being held without bond at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex, according to Treece. Rhodes was issued a citation for the same charge. Daugherty will be arraigned before General Sessions Judge Jimmy Smith at 1 p.m. Thursday and Rhodes is scheduled to appear before the judge at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Dyer County Humane Society had to be called to the scene, since Obion County does not have a humane society, and they were going to check out the dogs medically.