Emaciated Animal Cited in Arrest

An alleged discovery of an animal in poor condition some seven weeks ago was alleged with a warrant served by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday. 50-year-old William Earl Gillian II of Stomp Springs Road, Clinton was charged with 1st offense, Ill Treatment of Animals.

He is accused of failing to provide proper food for a dog in his care, causing the dog to become emaciated to the point that the dogs ribs, hips, and spine were showing. He is further accused of allowing the dog to become infested with intestinal parasites. The animal was reportedly found in these conditions on Stomp Springs Road October 14th.

William Earl Gillian II was released from the Johnson Detention Center yesterday on a $4,000 personal recognizance bond.