A Maryville man was booked into the Blount County jail on Wednesday after he allegedly ran over a dog while delivering mail and didn’t tell its owners.
Randy Lynn Garner, 55, Glasow Street, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff’s deputies at 4:01 p.m. May 19 and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. He was released on a $500 bond pending a 9 a.m. hearing May 28 in Blount County General Sessions Court.
An incident report states a deputy on May 1 went to a 100 block address on Dave Lane on an injured dog call. The deputy saw freshly dried blood, fur and dog fecal matter on the driveway.
A 26-year-old woman told the deputy she found her 1-year-old female Australian shepherd, named Stormi, injured with blood coming from her head and face. She said she immediately took Stormi to the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Knoxville.
The report did not list the dog’s condition.