Stokes County -- Three people have been charged for animal cruelty in Stokes County.
Jose Martinez Lopez and Jonathan Mason Evans, both of Sandy Ridge were arrested after an investigation by the Stokes Co. Sheriff's Office and the Stokes Co. Animal Control Dept.
The Humane Society received complaints on Sept. 6 that a dog was seen being dragged behind a vehicle.
Mona Triplett with Animal Control reported finding a dead dog when she arrived on the scene. An animal hospital determined the dog's cause of death was strangulation and blunt force trauma.
The county said the dog's injuries appear to be consistent with what witnesses told them.