Men accused of dragging dog to death behind truck

EVANSVILLE, IN (WCMH) — Two men in Indiana have been charged with animal cruelty after police say they dragged a dog to death behind a moving truck.

According to WFIE, Jamie McFarland, 44, is accused of tying Hank the Great Dane to a truck bumper and another man dragged the dog five miles to his death after it used the bathroom in his home.

“That day was a mistake, well why wouldn’t it have been, something died that day, you think anybody wanted to see Hank die,” McFarland said. “You think I did, no. If I could bring him back, I’d trade places.”

McFarland says he tied Hank to the bumper of the truck, and another man drove off with the dog still tethered.

“So should he have known it was back there?  When I’m smacking on the tailgate, telling him don’t go nowhere,” McFarland told WFIE. “I look at old Hank and say you better hope nobody forgets you.”

The other man, Brandyn Cox who deputies say was driving the truck when the dog died, has also been charged in the case.

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