On Thursday April 17th a call was placed to the Vinton County Sheriffs office in regards to a man beating a chained dog, with a baseball bat. Officers responded to Depue Road in MacArthur where 42-year-old Clint Dickerson of Creola, was arrested.

The investigation of the incident led to evidence that Dickerson had beaten the dog.

He was charged with criminal trespass, cruelty to animals and injury to animals. He was taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

The dog was taken to the vet by the owner.

A bond hearing through video arraignment will be held on Tuesday. The case has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney for review.