Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges


A Calhoun County man is facing animal cruelty charges. Anniston police received a call on February 23rd of possible animal cruelty occurring on the 400 block of DeArmanville Drive in South Anniston. Yesterday, investigators arrested Marcel Spinks. He was taken to the Calhoun County Jail, charged with aggravated animal cruelty, and later released on a $10,000 bond. During a press conference today, Cheaha Regional Humane Society Board President Jane Cunningham said this is one of the worst cases she has ever seen. Cunningham also says that after rescuing the pit bull deputies and other members of the humane society went back after hours and saved several more dogs. Doctor Eric Clanton says that some people cut a dogs ears off so that another dog has nothing to hold on to during a dog fightonh match. Calhoun County Assistant District Attorney Randy Moeller says that this is a case of torture and the law is coming down hard on people who abuse innocent animals. The court date for Spink has been set for April 3rd at 1pm.

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