ABBEVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office said an arrest has been made following a video from social media of people throwing dogs into Lake Russell on Sunday.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Calvin Bynes Hufflin and Carondus Moreck Allen, of Anderson, Thursday for ill treatment of animals.
Deputies said one of the animals involved in the case was seized during Hufflin’s arrest.
It is believed Allen has the other animal involved in his possession, deputies said. Arrangements have already been made to remove the dog from the owners.
We previously reported that the incident happened near the Jim Rampey Boat Ramp.
The video showed four people standing along the shoreline, and one person throwing a dog into the water.
The witness told deputies that the people along the shoreline were laughing about what they were doing.
Abbeville County Captain Matthew Graham spoke with the witness who took the video. He said the same individual threw two dogs into the lake multiple times, even though the video only shows it one time.
“We’re not going to tolerate any kind of cruelty towards animals,” said Graham.
Allen is at the Abbeville County Detention Center awaiting bond, the sheriff’s office said.