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Felony charges for Conway man in dog beating case

Police arrested a Conway man Tuesday on two felony counts of animal cruelty related to allegations he beat two dogs to death with a baseball bat.
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
Pictures taken around pen where alleged beating happened
CONWAY, AR – Police arrested a Conway man Tuesday on two felony counts of animal cruelty related to allegations he beat two dogs to death with a baseball bat.

Conway Police say Michael Woole had previously told detectives that he never hit the dog or caused it to bleed, he only used a shovel to “usher” the dog into another pen.

Police believe the dogs to be dead because they say Woole never showed the dogs nor told them where they were.

When Animal Welfare officers arrived on scene they took pictures of the pen and surrounding area and found blood.

FOX16 News went to the home of Woole's in-laws.  They didn't want to do an on-camera interview but say they don't believe the accusations against Woole.

"I'm pretty certain they're deceased.  From what the witness stated, the dogs were limp when he put them in the back of the vehicle," said David Mitchell, one of the animal welfare officers who discovered the scene.

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