Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case

Daniel Prince

Man allegedly set dog on fire

WBCU News reported on January 11th that Animal Control had referred a disturbing case to the Union County Sheriff’s Office for investigation. Cpl. Nathan Burdine met with the animal control officer on Friday, January 7, about a complaint they responded to on January 1. Animal Control responded to 104 Mill Street that day for a report of a dog on fire. Animal Control turned over all statements and pictures they gathered to Burdine, and he investigated the case further. On January 18th, Burdine took the information he gathered to a judge and obtained an arrest warrant on 54-year-old Antonio Gant of the residence for ill treatment of animals. Gant was arrested on Wednesday and was released on bond a few hours later. No further details were released regarding the incident.

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