The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports:
Man, 28, pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge
A Grovetown man who broke his dog's leg pleaded guilty Thursday to cruelty to animals.
Lawrence A. Allen, 28, entered his plea in Columbia County Superior Court. Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced Allen to five years probation under the conditions he pay the county $2,200 for boarding and medical care for the dog, and that he give up any rights to the dog. The dog has since been adopted.