Carroll County man charged with animal cruelty after TikTok video

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a man is now charged with animal cruelty after a...
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a man is now charged with animal cruelty after a TikTok video circulated depicting what deputies call animal cruelty.(CREDIT: CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 3:43 PM EST
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CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a man is charged with animal cruelty after a TikTok video circulated depicting what deputies call animal cruelty.

The sheriff’s office says it first learned of the video January 13. A spokesperson says it depicted a man allegedly abusing a small animal that appeared to be a cat. Deputies along with Animal Control viewed the video and determined it appeared a criminal act had taken place.

An investigation concluded the location of the crime to have been within Carroll County. Deputies say the person in the video was identified as Trey Austin Leonard, and criminal charges were obtained for animal cruelty from the magistrate’s office.

Leonard has been arrested and served with one charge of animal cruelty. Investigators say further charges are possible.