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BURT MAN IS ACCUSED OF ABUSING PUPPY

A Burt man was charged with torturing an animal and other counts early Sunday after he was seen repeatedly kicking a puppy, Sheriff's Deputy James R. Voutour said.

Christian C. Drake, 23, of 5964 Van Horn Ave. was arrested at 5:19 a.m. in front of the home of Maurice DeLine, 5803 Wilson-Burt Road. Voutour said DeLine saw Drake, who was wearing work boots, kicking a puppy chained to a tree in the front yard. DeLine detained Drake until Voutour arrived.

Besides the torture count, Drake was charged with disorderly conduct, trespass, unlawful possession of marijuana, and having an open container of
alcohol.

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