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Man charged with animal cruelty after dog beating video goes viral bonds out

Jon Robert Wilcox, 25, is facing a charge of animal cruelty, which is a misdemeanor offense.
Credit: Kent County Jail

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The man caught on camera beating a dog in Grand Rapids has bonded out of custody. 

Jon Robert Wilcox, 25, is facing a charge of animal cruelty, which is a misdemeanor offense.

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He posted bond Thursday, which was set at $500. The judge will decide where his dog will go. 

If found guilty Wilcox could serve 93 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and up to 200 hours of community service.

In addition, the court may order psychiatric evaluation; may order costs of care, housing or veterinary care, as applicable; may be ordered not to own/possess an animal. 

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