Police: Man, woman arrested for dragging dog behind pickup on highway
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
A man and woman have been arrested on animal cruelty complaints after allegedly dragging a dog on the highway.
Jail records show that 32-year-old Matthew Brown and 26-year-old Stormee Campbell were arrested around 9:45 p.m. Sunday after a Tulsa police officer saw something fly out of the back of a pickup driving on the Keystone Expressway. The officer said he then realized that the object was a puppy hanging from a rope tied to his collar and attached to the truck.
When the officer stopped the driver, the officer saw that the bed of the truck was covered in dry feces, meaning the puppy had been tied up in the truck "for an extended period of time," according to jail records. Campbell allegedly told police she was the owner of the dog and admitted to tying the rope around its neck.
Police say the pickup had been stolen out of Claremore.
Brown, a convicted felon, was booked into jail for multiple complaints, including possession of a stolen vehicle, animal cruelty, and driving without a license. Campbell was booked on joyriding and animal cruelty complaints.
The couple was also arrested in January after their two young children were found wandering a neighborhood while they were asleep.