Dyersburg Police issued a misdemeanor citation to a Dyersburg man after discovering that his dogs were being neglected. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at approximately 3:44 p.m., a DPD officer on patrol was flagged down by a concerned person who reported that a man who lives on Countryman Street was neglecting his dogs. The officer proceeded to 1633 Countryman and discovered three dogs that appeared to be malnourished with their ribs visible. One of the dogs was trapped under a shed and unable get out on his own. The officer, with the assistance of a Dyer County Humane Society worker, were able to free the dog by raising the corner of the shed.
Sylvester Simpson, 1633 Countryman St., Dyersburg, Tenn. was cited to Dyersburg City Court for cruelty to animals with a court date of Jan. 29. All three dogs were turned over to the Humane Society.
"We are thankful for the concerned person that reported the alleged abuse, and encourage anyone with information about possible animal abuse to contact law enforcement," said DPD Capt. Steve Isbell. "We, along with the Humane Society, investigate all allegations of animal abuse or neglect and depend on the public to report this type of senseless crime."