Mother, son arrested after pit bull’s ears are cut off in Williamsburg County

From left to right: Myrtle McGee, 57, of Andrews and Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, of Georgetown

ANDREWS, S.C. (WCBD) — After outrage over a picture of a pit bull’s ears being cut with scissors are posted online, authorities arrest a mother and son in connection to the incident.

Myrtle McGee, 57, of Andrews and Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, of Georgetown are both charged with ill treatment of animals.

WCBD-Facebook PostAccording to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, June 4, McGee along with her son, Tyler cut the pit bull’s ears with a pair of household scissors at a home in the 1000 block of Seaboard Road in Andrews. The pictures were then posted on Facebook.

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The pit bull, named Brick, is in protective custody and being treated for his injuries.

We’re told McGee and Tyler will appear before a Williamsburg County Magistrate for an explanation of the charges. The pair will remain at the Williamsburg County Detention Center until a bond hearing can be scheduled.

If you would like to donate towards the dog’s medical care and, or any forensic testing needed to further build this case and seek justice, please donate through or mail donations to Valiant Animal Rescue &


Relief at PO Box 13477, Charleston S.C. 29422.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue are continuing to investigate.





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