Also Faces Dog Torture Charges
Darren Doyle, story:
A Brownsville man has been arrested for his third animal cruelty charge after officials found multiple malnourished dogs, dog carcasses, and one mummified dog inside a pen, still wearing a collar and chain, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Around noon on June 30, 2022, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was reportedly contacted by Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins and Grayson County Animal Control Officer Todd Saltsman, in relation to Greg K. Rigdon, (61), Brownsville, having numerous dogs on his property that were not being fed or watered. When an Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the 400-block of Indian Creek Road, contact was made with Rigdon, and he agreed to show the deputy his animals, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. Deputies reportedly discovered multiple dogs that were severely malnourished with no food or water. According to the Sheriff's Office, some of the dogs had rotting animals or bones of animals in their cages, which Rigdon stated he had placed there as food for the dogs. Rigdon had one empty bag of dog food and stated to the deputy that no other dog food was on the property, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Rigdon was arrested on scene and charged with:
A short time later, an Edmonson County Sheriff’s deputy was contacted by Edmonson County Animal Control that more deceased dogs had been found on the property. The Animal Control Officer had located a mummified dog inside of a doghouse that had the collar and chain still around its neck, where there were no signs of food or water inside that doghouse, the Sheriff's Office stated.
Additionally, there were multiple dog collars found, along with the skeletal remains of the dogs, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Rigdon was additionally charged with:
Rigdon was lodged in Hart County Jail. The Sheriff's Office said this incident makes the third time Rigdon has been charged with Cruelty to Animals; the first was in Hart County and the second was in Grayson County.
Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Edmonson and Grayson County Animal Control, along with Leitchfield City Animal Control.