A Sand Rock, Alabama man was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and aggravated cruelty to animals.
According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver:
Deputies responded to a fight at a residence in the Sand Rock community on Wednesday, but the suspect, 31-year-old Colby Brunson, fled the scene before deputies arrived.
Investigators located Brunson at a nearby residence and took him into custody. According to Sheriff Shaver, he was arrested in connection with the fight and he is also accused of shooting a dog.
Investigators also recovered another dog, unharmed, and returned it to the owner. The suspect was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where he awaits bond.