William L. Dodson, the man accused of taping Caitlyn the dog’s muzzle shut last year has been indicted for possessing a firearm.
On Wednesday, February 25, Dodson faced a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The maximum penalty Dodson could receive is ten years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.
In a press release from the office of Bill Nettles, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, it says the case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives and the North Charleston Police Department. It has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office for prosecution.
On Friday, July 17th, 2015, Dodson faced a felony charge of ill treatment of animals for allegedly taping a female dog’s muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May of 2015.
Follow Caitlyn’s story from the beginning:
- Arrest made and #caitlyn continues to be shared worldwide
- Police arrest man after dog found with muzzle taped
- Caitlyn the dog is happy in her new foster home
- Man accused of taping Caitlyn’s muzzle shut denied bond
- People Magazine recognizes Caitlyn the dog as “Best Survival Story of 2015”