FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Faulkner County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man they say tampered with evidence in connection to a dog attack leading to the death of a 9-year-old boy.
In a Facebook post, deputies say they arrested Trey Wyatt, 25, of Vilonia.
Wyatt is charged with Nuisance Animals and Hazardous Animals, Running at Large, Liability of Animals that Attack a Human Being, and Keeping of a Dangerous Dog.
Wyatt has also been charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Felony C), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony D), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony B), and Weapons Possession During Controlled Substance Offense (Felony Y).
In a Facebook post Thursday, the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call on Thursday, May 28, from a woman who said her son went missing from Mt. Vernon.
The mother told deputies that her 9-year-old boy went out to check the mail and didn’t return. She said she also noticed several dogs running from a field near her home.
The boy was found dead in the field from an “apparent dog attack.”
An investigation led to the questioning of two people by authorities, the post said.
The Conway Animal Shelter took custody of two dogs from a Faulkner County residence.
The incident remains under investigation.