Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Man jailed for cruelty

kenneth_corneliusMinden Police, working off a tip from the Webster Humane Association, have arrested a Minden resident for mistreating man's best friend.

Kenneth Cornelius, 33, of Myers Street has been charged with two counts of cruelty to animals.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said a representative from the association contacted the department after receiving phone calls in reference to an underfed dog on Myers Street that was being kept on an extremely short leash.

"I sent a couple of officers out there and once they got there, they realized they had dealt with Cornelius before in reference to dogs," Cropper said. "Apparently, he'd had at least one dog taken away from him because he wasn't taking care of it or feeding it properly. He was told that if he was not going to take care of them, not to have them."

Cropper said when the officers arrived, they found two dogs at the location.

They were both on very short chains and their water was muddy," the chief said. "They had no food, and both dogs were very 'poor.'

"Since we had dealt with Cornelius before, the officers contacted me, and I told them to go ahead and get a warrant with two counts for cruelty to animals."

Cornelius reportedly turned himself in when he learned of the outstanding warrant.

The dogs are housed with the Webster Parish Humane Association.






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