DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – A Darlington man is behind bars after a second dog was found duct taped in Darlington County, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Wayne Byrd says deputies arrested Timothy Monroe Nalley, of Darlington, after a dog was found with its mouth taped shut Sunday in the backyard of a home near Hoffmeyer Road. Nalley is charged with ill treatment of animals (torture) and was also served a bench warrant.
The sheriff’s office is investigating to determine if the second dog found wrapped in duct tape is connected to a similar case where deputies found a dog, Aurora, wandering the streets of Darlington April 4 also with her mouth and eyes duct taped.
Sheriff Byrd says the small dog found Sunday had duct tape around its neck and mouth when deputies arrived at the home. A witness on scene told deputies that the dog, a white and tan Terrier mix, was taped because she “barks all the time.”
The dog, named Angel, is about four to six months old, in good health although a bit shocked at first, and is extremely friendly, reports an employee with the Darlington County Animal Shelter.
It is not clear at this time if Angel will be put up for adoption.