Man cited for animal cruelty after having his dog pull a brick around

ROCKWELL, N.C. — A man has been cited for animal cruelty after social media photos were posted that show him with a dog pulling a brick on a chain, WBTV reports.

Rockwell police issued a state citation on Monday to Scottie Lee Lewis, 28, for animal cruelty.

Lewis also has other charges pending that are unrelated.

Rowan Animal Services and police began an investigation after the pictures were shared thousands of times.

Officials aren’t clear on where the dog is now.

Lewis claimed the dog was stolen from him when he was cited, investigators say.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.