Second Arrest Made In McIntosh County Animal Cruelty Case

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 9:15 pm
By: News 9

A second arrest has been made in an animal cruelty case in McIntosh County.

Wednesday, deputies arrested 32-year-old Brian Baker after it was reported he killed a canine after it was injured.

Baker is the neighbor of Jordan Smith, who was arrested earlier in the week after he told authorities he stabbed a dog in the neck, and when that failed he said he hit the dog with a hammer.

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In an interview Baker stated that he observed one canine injured and proceeded to wrap it in a blanket before smashing its head with his foot on the ground. Baker also stated he watched as Jordan was actively attempting to kill the other canine.

Baker is currently being held at the McIntosh County Criminal Justice Center for animal cruelty with no bond pending.

His first court appearance is scheduled for January 22, 2015.

This investigation is ongoing.

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