Two men accused of dragging, killing dog to appear in court Monday

Jose Lopez and Jonathon Mason Evans

Jose Lopez and Jonathon Mason Evans

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Two men accused of chaining a dog to a pickup truck and dragging it until it died are set to appear in court Monday.

Jonathon Evans, 18, and Jose Lopez, 35, were arrested in connection with the crime.

Witnesses told Stokes County Animal Control that Evans was angry that the German Shepard mix tried to bite him so he picked the dog up over his head and slammed it down on the ground.

It was reported that the two men then chained the dog to the truck and drove around, killing the dog.

Both Evans and Lopez have been charged with felony animal cruelty.

Because of Susie’s Law, animal cruelty is now a Class H felony. It carries with it a possible four to eight-month jail sentence for a first-time offender.

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