Lexington, SC (November 17, 2016) – The Lexington Police Department has made one arrest and identified the subject responsbile for the dog abuse case first reported to us on socail media.
On October 16, 2016, the Lexington Police Department was notified through social media of an animal cruelty incident that occurred at the Cedarcrest Village Apartments, located at 959 East Main Street in the Town of Lexington. The information shared to the Lexington Police Department Facebook page included several photographs and a video showing a small white dog being kicked by an individual several times and then picked up and thrown down the stairs of the apartment complex.
After thorough investigation and review of tips provided by the public through social media and Crimestoppers, an arrest warrant has been issued for Saquiriauki S. “Serio” Mister, 21, of Mississippi, on one felony count of Ill-Treatment of an Animal. It is believed that “Serio” has fled back to Mississippi during the investigation. Investigators from the Lexington Police Department are working with Mississippi authorities in his apprehension. He has been entered in NCIC with nationwide extradition.
Timothy Terell Mister, 34, of Lexington has been arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice and Misprison of a Felony. Mister was originally charged with Maltreatment of an Animal by Lexington County Animal Control for failing to seek treatment of the dog after the incident. He has been taken to the Lexington County Detention Center where he will appear before a bond court judge within 24 hours.
Chief Terrence Green would like to thank the public for their cooperation and tips which furthered the investigation to the point of identifying the person responsible and charges being filed.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Chief Green would like to encourage anyone with further information on this case to contact investigators at 803-359-6260 or through our Facebook page. The public can also text or email a tip to Crimestoppers at www.midlandscrimestoppers.com/. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.