MICHIGAN -- A Bradford County man has been charged with cruelty to animals after Pennsylvania State Police say he beat his neighbor's dog.
Simon S. Wickey, 32, of Baptist Hill Road in Columbia Township, was charged by state police at Towanda with cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, as a result of two incidents in November.
Troopers say on two occasions, on or about Nov. 9 and 21, Wickey traveled to the home of his neighbor when the occupant wasn't home and severely beat the leashed dog.
Wickey waited both times until the victim wasn't home to commit the crimes, and caused permanent disfigurement to the dog by striking its eyes, state police allege.
Wickey was arraigned on a cruelty to animals charge through District Court in Troy. In addition, the victim is seeking restitution for substantial veterinary bills.
(Star Gazette - Nov 30, 2015)