SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Southaven Police said they charged a man with animal cruelty after witnesses said they saw him carry out a horrible act.
Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, SPD responded to calls about a dog being thrown off of the overpass at Goodman Road and Interstate 55. Multiple people said they watched as Merterrious Johnson allegedly committed the crime.
Witnesses immediately called 9-1-1 and were able to help police make the arrest, and the dog was later rescued off the interstate. It is now recovering at the Southaven animal shelter.
This is a developing story.