Capt. Tom Effler, head of investigations for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, said that authorities had tried to serve McKenzie the warrant over the holidays, but that he may have been out of town.
said there was no reason to believe McKenzie was avoiding the charges.
, who had not done a full background check on McKenzie yet, said that so far he
had not found a history of animal abuse in his
said the charges against McKenzie were misdemeanors, which involved three animals rescued at the scene.
said that cases involving misdemeanor animal cruelty usually concern neglect, rather than malicious harm.