Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:04 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
WILSON, La. (AP) — A driver accused of dragging a leashed dog to death behind a car in Louisiana will not be charged with animal cruelty.
News outlets report a necropsy performed by the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory determined the dog was already dead before the dragging occurred Sunday afternoon in Wilson.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Jeff Travis says a witness shared video of the dragging with authorities. He says investigators were able to get the license plate information, which revealed the vehicle was a rental. The driver's name wasn't released.
Travis says the facts of the case don't support a criminal charge. The sheriff's office is still investigating.
It's unclear how the dog died.