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DOG DEATH: Man Charged With Animal Torture

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After the story sparked attention and anger online with over 1,100 shares on Channel 13’s Facebook page two weeks ago, an arrest has now been made.

Authorities say Ty Hickman of Jesup is responsible for starving a dog to death.

Waterloo Animal Control officers confirmed Hickman has been charged Thursday evening with an aggravated misdemeanor for torture of an animal. He is in the Buchanan County Jail.

The dog was found covered in feces and urine inside a crate after being dumped alongside Independence Avenue in Waterloo a few weeks ago.

Animal Control officers said if Hickman is convicted for the crime, the person responsible for tipping police off will receive a $7,500 reward. The reward money was raised through public donations.

Thanks to sister station, KWWL.