Man shown on surveillance video violently abusing dog in elevator to appear in court

Posted at 9:46 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 11:46:08-04

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    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) — A man is facing aggravated animal cruelty charges after investigators say he was observed on apartment surveillance video violently abusing his dog.

According to Metro Police, Metro Animal Care and Control received a call from a concerned employee at the Fifth & Main apartment complex about a man abusing his two dogs.

Investigators say 33-year-old Brandon Tynes is a resident of the complex and was observed on surveillance video physically abusing one of his animals early on June 11.

The video graphically showed Tynes picking up a black and white French Bulldog and manually and repetitively striking it before throwing the same dog’s head against a wall in the hallway.

Tynes has been released on bond, he is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, June 25 to answer to aggravated animal abuse charges.

News4 has learned the two dogs are being cared for at a local animal shelter. The dog who was hit against the wall on video is recovering but will be okay.

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