Lake Charles man pleads not guilty to animal cruelty

Tyler Scott Sanders. (Source: LCPD)
Tyler Scott Sanders. (Source: LCPD)
Halo. (Source: LCPD)
Halo. (Source: LCPD)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A 20-year-old Lake Charles man has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and theft of animals $500 to $1,500.

Tyler Scott Sanders, who was arrested in December and indicted in January, will have a case management conference on April 3.

Sanders, being held in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a $27,000 bond, has been accused of stealing and then abusing a pit-bull puppy, city police said.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said the puppy, named Halo, had severe, life-threatening injuries including broken bones, a fractured skull and multiple pellet gun wounds.

You can read more about Halo HERE.

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