Melbourne Man Charged With Felony Animal Cruelty After Dragging Tied Up Dog Behind Truck At 45 MPH
By Space Coast Daily // June 1, 2018
Jean Alcee, 41, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A Melbourne man was arrested on Thursday for felony animal cruelty after he allegedly dragged a dog behind a pickup truck for a half a mile in Melbourne, according to a witness in a Melbourne police report.
Police have identified the man arrested as 41-year-old Jean Alcee.
Sgt. Hopping of the Melbourne Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a suspect who matched the description given to police by the witness who saw the incident take place.
During the traffic stop, police also discovered that Alcee was driving on a suspended license with three prior convictions.
Alcee was subsequently arrested and charged with Felony Animal Cruelty.
The witness, who reported the incident to police, says she flagged Alcee down while he was dragging the dog at 45 mph for nearly a half a mile.
The witness says Alcee stopped the vehicle and threw the dog in the bed of his pickup truck, then drove away from the witness without saying anything.
Police say when they located the dog they noticed it suffered severe injuries after the dog’s bones could be seen on its open wounds on the legs and a significant amount of blood in the bed of the truck from the dog’s injuries.
Alcee is scheduled to appear before a judge on Friday.
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