Floyd Co. man arrested for torturing dog to death
A Floyd County man was arrested earlier this week, after witnesses say he tortured and killed their dog. According to police reports, Christopher Mullins, 21, of Prestonsburg, was arrested and charged with torturing the dog to death.
In a statement given to police, Shelia Baldridge, a resident of Goble Roberts, said that Mullins had shot her dog â€œwith a crossbow and poured bleach in the dogâ€™s wound,â€ which resulted in the dogâ€™s death. Baldridge said she was informed by a witness of Mullinsâ€™ actions.
Mullins was also arrested for terroristic threatening and harassment to another resident of Goble Roberts, after a woman, Rachel Salisbury, told police that Mullins had been following her, calling her and texting her, and that Mullins had threatened to kill her and her minor son. According to Baldridge, Salisbury was the witness to her dog being killed. Torture of a dog or cat is typically a Class A misdemeanor, though when it involves the death of a dog or cat, it becomes a Class D felony. Terroristic threatening and harassment are both misdemeanors.