Man Arrested for Cruelty to a Companion Animal after hearing voices telling him the “dog was evil.”

Staff Report- Butler County Connect

Justin Lunsford has been arrested for Cruelty to a Companion Animal (F5). Photo submitted.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Dog Warden was called to an incident in Hamilton of a male subject who had abused a dog.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a seven-year-old pitbull named Karmin had been put into a choke hold for over a three-hour period eventually resulting in the animal’s death.

It was during the investigation, the Dog Warden was advised the subject was hearing voices from the television telling him the “dog was evil.”

Twenty nine-year-old Justin Lunsford has been arrested for Cruelty to a
Companion Animal (F5). The necropsy showed evidence of strangulation.
Karmin’s body has been sent to the Ohio State University for further
examination.

“I shake my head trying to figure some people out. If ever I were speechless,
it would be now,” states Sheriff Jones.