Male Arrested in Animal Cruelty Investigation

By November 8, 2019 November 10th, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested a man who had outstanding warrants for animal cruelty.

27-year-old Willie McKinnon (DOB: 8-19-1992) is charged with Six Counts of Animal Cruelty.

McKinnon and co-defendant Melody Harvey (DOB: 7-13-1992) who was previously arrested are accused of not properly providing six dogs with adequate shelter, food and water while at an Abraham Street home on August 28, 2019. At the time the animal control officers seized the dogs that were mostly pit bulls, they were severely emaciated.

A judge set Harvey’s surety bond at $10,000 and McKinnon’s bond at $25,000. Both suspects have been released from the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.