18-year-old in NC accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

18-year-old in NC accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — (Winston-Salem Journal) — Authorities said an 18-year-old North Carolina man accused of dropping a stray dog from a balcony and posting a video of it on social media was charged with animal cruelty.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the suspect, Jashon Tyrell Hampton, was arrested Friday on the felony charge by deputies from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies tried in vain to find the injured dog.

The sheriff’s office began investigating after receiving a copy of the video on Wednesday, a day after it was posted on social media.