Brookings man arrested for animal cruelty
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."