The case of two dogs that were brutally beaten in Leonardville is still under investigation; however, Riley County police have received a new lead in the case.
Detective Ryan Runyan has learned that Heath Romine’s dogs had a history of aggressive behavior. There was an incident that occurred on Memorial Day in which the dogs left their owner’s home and chased calves around on another person’s property. A family pet was killed during the incident.
RCPD has contacted several residents from the surrounding area in Leonardville and the belief is that the dog beatings may have been in retaliation to the happenings on Memorial Day.
A male suspect has been identified in the case. RCPD is encouraging him to come to the authorities to tell his side of the story.
The National Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the beating death of the two dogs.