43-year-old David Jason Wiseman and 30-year-old Brandy Lea Wiseman of Hendricks Court in Martinsville have been charged with animal cruelty in the death of a chihuahua and deprivation of a shepherd mix kept in a house while they were away without food or water. Authorities say the chihuahua appeared to have starved to death and the shepherd mix was badly emaciated. The Wisemans are scheduled to have a hearing in general district court on Jan. 31.

19 year-old Zachary Ryan Button Tallman of Bassett has been charged with animal cruelty, causing death, and reckless handling of a firearm after he allegedly shot and killed his neighbor’s dog with a 22 calibre rifle. The arrest report indicates Tallman told the Deputy he shot the dog because it was on his property. Tallman is scheduled to have a hearing in Henry County General District Court on Jan. 23,