Local woman arrested on animal cruelty charges, dog in custody of animal control

Alyssa Renae Duvall

Local law enforcement stresses that the dog involved in a recorded beating was not injured and will remain in custody at local animal control.

According to the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office, the dog has been examined by a veterinarian and is uninjured after being hit multiple times with a frying pan sometime around Saturday, March 11.

The dog will remain in custody of animal control until the disposition of the criminal case against Alyssa Renae Duvall, age 19, with an address listed as 224 Highland Drive in Calhoun.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, on Saturday, March 11, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman allegedly striking a pet dog with a frying pan. Detectives initiated an investigation, interviewing witnesses and gathering physical evidence, which included a video recording.

Duvall was arrested on March 14 and charged with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty. She was later released on $1000 bond.

“The investigative file will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution,” said Sheriff Mitch Ralston.