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Monroe man facing cruelty charge

Published November 16. 2012 05:02PM

A Monroe County man is facing a cruelty to animals charge.

State police at Lehighton said Robert S. Benjamin, 35, of Henryville, Pocono Township, was charged following an incident on Sept. 15 about 11:30 p.m.

Benjamin allegedly kicked a five-year-old Beagle mix female causing the dog to suffer injuries that required emergency veterinary care. Benjamin inflicted the injuries as a result of a verbal argument with his spouse, troopers said.

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