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Cumming Man Charged with Dragging Dog Behind Truck

Miguel Lechuga Sanchez arrested Wednesday afternoon in Cumming and charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, and animal cruelty.

Miguel Lechuga Sanchez. Credit: Forsyth County Detention Center
Miguel Lechuga Sanchez. Credit: Forsyth County Detention Center
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says a Cumming man was arrested and charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, and animal cruelty after allegedly dragging a German Shepherd behind a pickup truck on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Officer Robin Regan, just after 4:30 p.m., authorities received a 911 call about a dog being dragged behind a vehicle. A witness reported seeing a German Shepherd tied with a leash to a pickup truck driving on Ronald Reagan Blvd near State Route 141.

A sheriff’s office investigator in an unmarked vehicle observed the pickup truck two minutes after the call was dispatched and stopped the vehicle due to the nature of the incident. Patrol deputies responded minutes later and quickly determined the dog needed immediate attention from a veterinarian.

A patrol deputy rushed the dog, who is expected to survive, to a local animal hospital where it was treated for injuries to the front paws and bruising around the neck.

The driver, 41-year-old Miguel Lechuga Sanchez, was arrested and charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, and animal cruelty, all misdemeanors.

He was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he he remained on Wednesday night on a $4,680.50 bond.

Elizabeth Elizabeth June 20, 2014 at 09:15 AM
Dragging a dog is FELONY animal cruelty - JAIL TIME and no dogs in the future!!! Place that poor dog in a better home and give this guy what he deserves. And so sure to give him the bill for emergency service for the dog.
Bonnie olson June 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM
I hope they deport his ass. Or better yet, tie him to a truck and drag him behind it. And deport him.
OnceWasAnnie June 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM
That bastard! Someone should cover him with honey, make him lie on a fire ant hill and then tie him to the back of a truck and drag him through a ditch filled with razor wire.
Nancy Bedell June 20, 2014 at 01:56 PM
An eye for and eye, and a tooth for a tooth...
Al Liram June 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM
As much as I would like to see this savage tortured unmercifully for weeks, then executed, let's just dispense with the torture and execute this monster NOW. No jail time, no pleas, no probation. Execute him NOW!

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