Brookings man arrested for animal cruelty

 Michael Forman
Michael Forman (KSFY)
Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 7:17 AM CST
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Authorities in Brookings say they have arrested a man after a video showing him torturing a cat was shared on social media.

Brookings police say they received a report of a video on social media showing a man torturing and killing an injured cat on Tuesday night.

Police were able to track down the suspect, who they have only identified as a 19-year-old Brookings resident. Officers interviewed him Wednesday, and subsequently arrested him.

The suspect was arrested on a cruelty to animals charge, which is a Class 6 felony punishable by up to two years in prison.

Assistant Police Chief Derrick Powers says they received a "lot of notifications" about the video. The content of the video has been described as "very disturbing."