VALPARAISO, Ind. – An attorney for a northwestern Indiana man accused of stealing two dogs from a house, and beat them to death, says the authorities in charge with the wrong person.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the family members of the 23-year-old Anthony Priestas testified Tuesday they were with him or knew of his whereabouts at the time of the alleged crimes.
Lawyer Andy Kyres says authorities “have the wrong man.” Prosecutors are moving forward with the case.
Priestas, Hammond, was this month arrested and charged with two counts of killing a pet. He remains trapped in Porter County.
The Porter County Sheriff’s Department, says Priestas stole two pugs of a Lake County home on Feb. 21 and drove them to the countryside in Porter County. The authorities say that Priestas was seen beating the dogs before throwing them in the water.
Information from: The times, http://www.nwitimes.com