Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Edward Theron Casselman, 82 poisoned 4 dogs, killing them

Loris, SC

Horry County

January 26, 2010  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date
    4 dogs Alleged May 7, 2010

A Loris man who is charged with two counts of first-offense ill treatment of animals after four dead dogs were found on his property is expected to appear in court May 7, either to plead guilty or go to trial, Hembree said.

Police suspected that Edward Theron Casselman, 82, poisoned the dogs because witnesses said the dogs died shortly after being fed, officials said. Casselman denied the claims but was arrested. He made an initial appearance in general sessions court on March 19, Hembree said.

Update 1/30/10:  A Loris man was jailed after four dead dogs were found on his property, officials said.

Edward Theron Casselman , 82, was booked into the detention center on two charges of first-offense ill treatment of animals, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records.

Casselman was released on $10,000 bail, according to jail records.

Officers responded to Casselman's home on Winburn Drive in the Loris section of Horry County and found two dogs who were nearly dead and two others that had died, said Sgt. Robert Kegler of Horry County police.  The other two dogs died while officers were at the scene, Kegler said.

Officers suspect that Casselman poisoned the dogs because witnesses said the dogs died shortly after being fed, Kegler said. Casselman denied the claims but was arrested, Kegler said.

Kegler did not know if necropsies were planned for the dogs.

Reference:

The Sun News