Members of the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a Clarence-Rockland man, following an animal cruelty investigation. 

On February 23, 2023, at approximately 10 a.m., officers responded to an animal complaint in the City of Clarence-Rockland. During the investigation, officers learned that a dog had sustained serious injuries. 

Francis Prevost, age 35, from Clarence-Rockland was charged under the Criminal Code with: 

·   Cruelty to animals – unnecessary pain, suffering or injury 

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on March 22, 2023.