SC Man Bounds Dog’s Muzzle With Tape, Gets Lighter Sentence Than He Deserves

“I remember seeing the fear … in her eyes,” Roman said. “That was 36 hours of torture.”

A South Carolina man was sentenced 5 years in prison for using electrical tape to stop a dog from barking. He wound it around her muzzle, and was therefore charged with animal cruelty.

Sounds like a pretty easy sentence to me. Animal cruelty is no joke. That is the type of behavior that is used to diagnose people as psychopaths.

Media outlets report William Dodson’s sentence Friday represented the state’s maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson’s sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won’t extend his prison time.

The 43-year-old North Charleston man was sentenced a day earlier in federal court to 15 years on a gun charge stemming from a traffic stop months before Caitlyn was found in spring 2015. Under a plea agreement, the two sentences will run simultaneously.

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