HIGHLAND – A 57-year-old Highland man was arrested for beating a small dog Monday evening. Just before 8:00 p.m. deputies responded to the apartments located at 25942 Baseline Street in Highland to the report of dog abuse. The reporting party reported seeing a man beating a small black and white terrier dog on his apartment balcony.
The witness recorded the beating for evidence while calling the police. On the video Louis Edward Brewster was seen striking the dog several times as the dog cried with each strike. Brewster then grabbed the small dog by the scruff of his neck and violently threw him into the wall.
When the beating was done, Brewster placed the dog in a crate with no food or water outside on the 100-degree day. Brewster, a convicted felon would not open the door when deputies arrived and the deputies were unable to reach the injured limping dog. Deputies were able to get a search warrant and found Brewster watching television in his bedroom.
The injured dog was located on the balcony. Brewster was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for Animal Cruelty and a DUI warrant. He is being held in lieu of $90,000 bail.
The dog is being held by Animal Control, anyone with any other information relating to the investigation they should call the Highland Police Station 909-425-9793.
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