LAKE WALES (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they said used a sledgehammer to beat two dogs.READ MORE: What we know about the victims of the Texas school shooting
Polk County Sheriff’s officials say an anonymous tipster helped them locate 49-year-old Tad Whitworth on Saturday.
Whitworth is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for allegedly beating the two dogs.READ MORE: Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend
The animals’ breeds and conditions were not known. It’s unclear if the dogs belonged to Whitworth.
He was arrested without incident at a home near Lake Wales. Authorities say he’s slated for a first appearance Sunday morning.
The two dogs are now in the care of the SPCA of Lakeland.MORE NEWS: Going To The Miami Beach Air And Sea Show This Memorial Day Weekend? Here's What You Can Expect
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