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Jesup Man Arrested for Waterloo Dog Starving

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man suspected of abandoning a dog found dead inside a kennel has been arrested.

Authorities say 23-year-old Ty Hickman was arrested Thursday night in Jesup and taken to Buchanan County Jail. A Waterloo code enforcement officer, Maria Tiller, says Hickman is charged with a misdemeanor charge of animal torture. Online court records don't list the name of Hickman's attorney.

The carcass and kennel were found Feb. 16 on the east side of Waterloo. Waterloo Animal Control says the carcass was covered in feces and urine and it looks like the dog died of starvation or dehydration.

A reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction had reached $7,500. Tiller says tips from the public led to the arrest.

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