The Gray Court man accused of leaving a dog to starve on a chain in a wooded area in Gray Court was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges.
Michael Christopher Yeargin was booked into the Johnson Detention Center, charged with ill-treatment of animals and has since been released on bond.
Deputies from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence on Carriage Farms Court where the dog was chained. The dog was taken into custody by Laurens County Animal Control on Sept. 8 and renamed “Courage.” He was unable to stand on his own or lift his head and has been undergoing treatment at the Clinton Animal Hospital. Courage, a pit bull terrier, was emaciated and had been left without food and water.
LCSO Capt. Chris Martin found the dog’s owner was allegedly Yeargin during the investigation and a warrant was issued for Yeargin’s arrest.