Dwain Ray Riley
Photo: Houston police
Photo: Houston police

Man accused of beating family dog with crowbar after duct-taping it to vehicle

According to KPRC, the incident took place in the 1200 block of Tamborine Drive in Houston on July 24.

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Police say Dwain Ray Riley tied the pup to the wheel of a van and wrapped its head and eyes with duct tape before beating the dog with a crowbar, KHOU reported.

Jessica Milligan, head of the Animal Cruelty Unit at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, described the actions as “horrific," according to KHOU.

“He viciously beat a dog that had been rendered entirely defenseless, ” she said.

Riley, 58, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. His bond is $50,000.

If he is found guilty, he could serve up to two years in jail.

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