New Sarpy man booked with dog cruelty

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 22, 2005

By Caleb Frey

Staff Reporter

NEW SARPY – A St. Charles man was arrested on charges of animal cruelty recently according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Carl Lewis, 25, was booked with 2 counts of animal cruelty Dec. 14 after police seized two pitt bulls from his residence at 201 Park Ave.

A St. Charles deputy noticed the two dogs in the back yard with apparent injuries and informed a detective who investigated the scene and also witnessed injuries on the dogs.

Detectives were able to track down Lewis who was not owner of the residence at Park Ave. through a computer chip Lewis had placed in the dogs.

An examination of the dogs showed both to be underweight and both showed signs of excessive breeding.

One of the dogs had fecal worms and the other had skin and ear infections as well as open wounds that had not been treated.

Judge Kirk Granier of the 29th Judicial District set Lewis’ bond at $3,530, which was posted Dec. 15.