Dog dragging case to be heard Monday

WINNSBORO (July 7, 2016) – The Fairfield County man who was arrested in January on a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals in the Dec. 13, 2015 dragging incident that left a 9-month old dog severely injured, is scheduled to appear in the Court of General Sessions in Fairfield County on Monday, July 11 at 9 a.m., Assistant Sixth Circuit Solicitor Melissa Heimbaugh said on Tuesday.

Billy Ray Huskey, the man witnesses have said dragged a dog behind his Dodge Ram pickup truck on Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 2015 was arrested on Jan. 30.

The court appearance for Huskey was moved from Fairfield County to Lancaster on May 9, but moved back to Fairfield County after a public outcry over the move.

Heimbaugh said that while the appearance is set for 9 a.m., it could be called up anytime during the morning session.

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