Defendant Michael Woole pleaded not guilty in Faulkner County court today.
His next court appearance is set for early November.
He has been out of jail since posting $5,000 bond.
Update (September 16):
The man accused of beating two dogs to death with a baseball bat will face a judge for the first time Monday morning.
We first told you about this disturbing story earlier this month. We also obtained the chilling 911 call, where a witness said the following to the dispatcher:
"He said he is trying to put them down. But he went with a baseball bat in the pen and beat the crap out of them. Oh, my God. I can't believe I saw this."
Now, Michael Woole is being charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty. The witness told police he saw Woole beat the two dogs until they were lifeless. Deputies later found blood near the pen.
Monday morning Woole will tell a judge if he's guilty or not guilty. He's already bonded out of jail.
We will keep you updated on what happens Monday morning.
Original Story (September 1, 2012):
The Conway Police Department searches for a man after he possibly beat two dogs to death with a baseball bat.
A witness saw the 34-year-old man hitting the dogs Thursday and confronted him. The man said he was "putting the dogs down."
The man put the dogs in a pickup truck and left after he saw the witness calling police. He had not returned to his home as of Friday morning.
Animal control officers found blood in the dog's pen at the residence.
While no arrests have been made, the investigation is on-going and police have a person of interest.
The man lived at 1555 East German Lane. If you have information about his whereabouts, call the Conway Police Department at 501-450-6126.
Police Investigating After Witness Claims to See Man Beat Two Dogs to Death