Suspect in KY dog torture case turns himself in - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Suspect in KY dog torture case turns himself in

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(Source: Daviess Co., KY Sheriff's Office) (Source: Daviess Co., KY Sheriff's Office)
(Source: University of California - Davis) (Source: University of California - Davis)
DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) -

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office tells 14News that Matthew Wade Beauchamp was arrested shortly before noon Thursday.

28-year-old Beauchamp turned himself in.  He is out of jail on $1000 bond.

Beauchamp is facing a felony charge for torture of a dog.

Sources have told 14News that Beauchamp is the owner of 'Lad' the collie.

Lad was found in the Maceo area in February.  He'd been shot in the jaw and was severely malnourished.  The front lower portion of his jaw had to be removed.

Lad is at the University California - Davis where they are determining if he will be a candidate for reconstructive surgery.

For more information about Lad's journey and the group that is helping with his care, click here.

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