Police: Muncie man kicked, threw puppy

Neighbors reported alleged animal abuse

MUNCIE, Ind. - A Muncie man was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after neighbors reported seeing him beating a puppy.

Police reported finding a dog with multiple apparent injuries in the trailer of 23-year-old Tory Mikel Gillenwater.

Neighbors told police they saw Gillenwater kicking and throwing the puppy prior to his arrest.

Animal control workers also removed three cats from the residence.

Gillenwater was taken into custody at Delaware County Jail. He bonded out shortly afterward.

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