Man charged after dog found burned to death behind Pulaski Co. home

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a case of dog torture in Pulaski County.

At approximately 11:40 Friday morning, Kentucky State Police Post 11 received a call about a man possibly burning a dog alive behind his residence located on Meadow View Drive in the Science Hill community of Pulaski County.

Trooper William Cowan located a deceased dog that had been burned behind the residence.

As Trooper Cowan approached the residence to conduct an investigation, he says the property owner later identified as James C. Calhoun, 40, of Science Hill came out of his home holding a hand-gun. After several loud verbal commands from police, Calhoun reportedly dropped his firearm. Police took him into custody without further incident.

Animal Control responded to the scene and took possession of the deceased animal.

Calhoun was arrested and lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center and charged with Torture of a Dog or Cat 1st Offense, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree and Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree.

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