GALLATIN, Tenn. – A man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after allegedly dragging a dog behind his truck and not providing medical care for the animal.
Police said Abdel Khaliki Mahmoud was taken into custody due to an incident that happened July 23.
Officials said Mahmoud allegedly had dogs tied into the bed of his truck when a white Pyrenees jumped out of the bed and was dragged a short distance. The suspect then stopped and placed the dog back in the truck bed saying the dog was not injured.
Later in Hendersonville, Mahmoud said the dogs had jumped from the truck and were gone, but they were later found by animal control. The Pyrenees had serious injuries.
Authorities said Mahmoud admitted he never provided medical care for the dog and added he had no intention or desire to do so.
Gallatin Police have asked anyone with additional information on this incident or any other case to contact them at 615-452-1313.