According to Carbondale Police, on Sept. 3 officers became aware of an accusation of animal cruelty that was alleged to have ended in the death of a dog in the 1100 block of East Walnut in June of this year.
Officers initiated an investigation into the matter that led to an arrest warrant being issued for 22-year-old Jacob K. Spradling of Murphysboro for the charge of Animal Cruelty on Sept. 8. Spradling was located later in the day at a home in Murphysboro and was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail where he was released on $50,000 bond.
The Carbondale Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Murphysboro Police Department, Murphysboro Animal Control and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS.
The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.