Colbert County man arrested for animal cruelty, giving officers false name
COLBERT Co., Ala. (WAFF) - A Colbert County man was arrested after deputies with the Colbert County sheriff’s Office noticed dogs in poor health while investigating a shooting at a neighbor’s house.
Colbert County Sheriff, Frank Williamson, says that a man claiming to be Jonathan Foster was arrested on one count of animal cruelty and more charges are expected.
The man who was arrested allegedly gave a fake name, his real name according to the Colbert County Jail is Jason Foster.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Williamson said that Jason Foster will have an additional charge for giving law enforcement a false name and information. Williamson said that Jason Foster gave law enforcement officials his brother’s name and social.
According to the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office, over 30 animals were taken from Foster as a result of the animal cruelty charges.
The Friends of Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter posted a few pictures of the dogs that were rescued on Facebook.
Sheriff Williamson said that the shooting investigation and the animal cruelty are not related.
Some of the animals have been taken to the Colbert County Animal Shelter, some were taken to Florence and others are in foster homes and veterinarian’s offices.
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