by: Ivie Macy, Ozarks First
A dog was put down after he had been stabbed through the head with a stick sharpened like a spear.
The dog was found lying in a pool of blood in Newton County.
Police were called to the home when a child came home and heard screaming.
When officers arrived, they saw blood droplets and a large pool of blood on the porch.
The dog was put down on the scene.
36-year-old Benjamin Henson was arrested for aggravated cruelty to animals.