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

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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.


  • Melissa Lambert

    I agree. Give them the same punishment as they gave that poor dog. $ to 8 months in jail is not nearly enough time.

  • anom

    That is no more than a slap on the wrist-I can think of much “better” punishments for these 2 sorry excuses for human beings-maybe the same will happen to them!!!!!!

  • Denise Blalack

    A WASTE OF HUMAN FLESH!!! The Bible says “An eye for an eye”! Do to these two scumbags what they did to that poor, defenseless dog! The world would be a better place and justice will have been served!

    • Hayley Michael Elder

      Yes, the Bible DOES say an eye for an eye. but that was the OLD testament. We live under the NEW testament, which did away with an eye for an eye and other beliefs which were MAN”s law (not God’s).
      An eye for an eye just isn’t done anymore. If it is, it is considered revenge, and you will be held accountable for your actions!

  • Wilda Segers

    There is a special place in “Hell” for these two excuses for human beings! If they would do this to a poor defencless animal they would;nt think twice to do the same to a human!!! So sad!

  • Fur buddie

    Make an example and place them in jail for 4-8 years! Not in the same county. Put them away as Far East they can go! How can trash like these 2 be allowed to breath fresh air! They should be made to clean nuclear waste till they end up with two heads! Animals are so innocent and awesome – all animals! God bless them and God deal with those who torture them.

  • Laurie

    It’s so heart breaking to think how much that poor dog suffered and the most these pothetic piece of trash can get is 6-8 months wow that is really WRONG!!!

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