Sheriff: Middletown man hanged cat with rope, beat it to death

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A man is accused of hanging a cat by a rope and beating it to death, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Andrew Tyler Chilton, 19, of Middletown, is charged with cruelty to a companion animal.

“This is one of the most heinous acts of cruelty I have seen in this county,” Sheriff Richard Jones said. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect could face additional charges.  

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