SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (WMC) - Southaven police officers responded to a call of a dog being thrown off of Highway 302 overpass at I-55 on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Multiple witnesses described the suspect allegedly responsible for the crime.
Officers located the suspect nearby and identified him as Merterrious Johnson. He has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty, which is a felony in Mississippi.
The dog is in the care of the Southaven Animal Shelter and is receiving treatment for injuries at this time.