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Rocko's owner charged with animal cruelty

Jonathan Granger   Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Department Jonathan Granger Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Department
Jonathan Granger, the man shown beating his dog in a video that went viral on social media earlier this week, has been arrested for animal cruelty. Sheriff Bryan Bailey says a witness signed an affidavit against Granger.

A Rankin County Justice Court Judge signed and issued an arrest warrant for Granger. Rankin County Constable Barry Bean arrested Granger Wednesday afternoon and took him to the Rankin County Jail,where Granger was booked on the charge of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor.

Granger received quite a bit of negative online feedback after video of the incident was posted on Facebook, and was shared thousands of times.

The woman who captured the video sent it to 3 On Your Side and posted it on Facebook.

Granger is scheduled to appear before a Rankin County Justice Court Judge on October 14. The animal in the case is still in the care and custody of Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey.

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