A Pulaski County man is being sentenced to jail time for animal cruelty.
Ronald Shawn Turner was accused of severely beating his dog Romeo.
Police say he was caught on videotape choking and punching the Labrador Retriever.
After a daylong trial Friday, a jury ruled that Turner should spend 120 days in jail and pay a $500 fine.
The dog, Romeo, did recover. Meanwhile, a bill has been pre-filed in the general assembly that would make it a felony to torture a dog or cat.