Two in Jail after Torturing an Animal

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Mary Alice Reporting:

(Tuesday, May 15th) A social media video showing the torture of an animal lead police to two men who are now facing charges.

In a New Philadelphia Police Department Facebook post, they note that a citizen contacted them about a video they had seen regarding two men and baby opossums.

The two men, later identified as 19-year-old Justin Brill and 21-year-old Brent Vickers Jr., were seen in the video torturing one of the animals by using a butane torch.

Once police located the men, confessions were obtained and both are being held in jail.

Brill is charged with cruelty to animals and Vickers with complicity.

Brill is held on a $125,000 bond while Vickers awaits for his May 17th court date.

(Pictured: Brill (left) and Vickers)

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