41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.
It’s another big step in his on-going recovery, Trooper, the pit bull puppy that survived being dragged down an area interstate just before Thanksgiving is leaving the Humane Society office on Macklind Ave.
The Humane Society of Missouri says they’ve received at least 1,000 inquiries from people seeking to adopt the dog.
41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis is charged with misdemeanor animal abuse.
Man comes forward with a story for police
Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said an anonymous donor has allowed the reward to grow to $5,000.
State Police say 32-year-old motorcycle Trooper Kyle Deatherage died at the scene of the accident shortly after 9 a.m. Monday along Interstate 55 near Litchfield.
Veterinarian Mark Wright said Trooper is living up to his name. He’s eating well, cooperating with doctors and even wags his tail when he sees a familiar face.
He was shot Saturday on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County.
Body found near where he and his K-9 were swept away