Failure to Show in Court Regarding Dead Dogs

A Clinton man was returned to the Laurens County Detention Center Friday on Bench Warrants from General Sessions Court. 23-year-old Markevious Rydell Simpson of 3940 Springdale Drive, Clinton was arrested on a Thursday last February and charged with three counts of Ill Treatment of Animals, regarding dogs reportedly found dead at his residence. He was also charged with Giving False Report to Law Enforcement for allegedly lying about ownership of the dogs on the previous Saturday. This past Friday, Simpson was booked in the Laurens County Detention Center with three Bench Warrants from General Sessions Court, citing him with Failure to Appear in court May 24th to face the three charges. He was also served with a Magistrate’s Court Bench Warrant that states he was convicted on March 13th, 2017 for Giving False Information and sentenced to 30 days or a fine of $375.95. Markevious Simpson remains in custody today.