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Warren County man charged with animal cruelty

WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey State Police have charged a Warren County man for allegedly abusing his dog.

Theodore Samuelsen, 39, of White Township has been charged with animal cruelty.

On Wednesday, May 19, detectives from Washington Station were contacted by members of Warren County Animal Control to assist with investigating an animal cruelty complaint at Samuelsen’s residence, state police said.

During the investigation, detectives discovered that Samuelsen was captured on video surveillance dragging and striking his pitbull several times on a neighbor’s property on May 12, state police said.

On Friday, May 22, troopers responded to Samuelsen’s residence and arrested him without incident. Members of the Warren County Animal Control took custody of the dog and determined that the pitbull did not sustain any visible injuries, state police said.

Samuelsen was charged and released pending a court appearance.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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