Man arrested for animal cruelty

JASPER — The owner of a local dog training facility was arrested Thursday afternoon for cruelty to animals.

Ethan K. Rose, 29, 9979 Dewey St., Otwell, was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice, Level 6 felonies, and three counts of animal cruelty, Class A misdemeanors.

Jasper Police were contacted in August in reference to animals possibly being neglected at Rose’s dog training facility, Ethan's K-9 Solutions, 611 E. 6th St. Information provided to officers stated that a dog left the facility in late July was taken to a veterinarian by its owners. The dog was diagnosed with dehydration and found to be underweight, police reported.

Officers later learned that on Aug. 14, a dog was found deceased at the facility by employees; another dog was found deceased on Aug. 19. Both dogs were found to have died from complications of dehydration, police said. During the investigation, police learned that Rose made statements or threats to witnesses to not speak to law enforcement about the situation.

An arrest warrant for Rose and search warrant for the facility was granted on Wednesday. Police located Rose at the facility and took him into custody. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 12:27 p.m. Thursday.

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