Tybee Island, GA

Woman who tossed puppy into ocean finally ID’d on social media and jailed

Jano le Roux

“I believe when the officers got there on the scene, he was laying in the sand and covered in sand,” Lt. Emory Randolph said. “He just laid there in a ball.”

According to authorities, a woman sought for tossing an injured dog into the water has been apprehended.

The Tybee Police Department arrested Candy Selena Maban on Tuesday for aggravated animal cruelty.

Tybee Island Police Department

On Tuesday, Tybee Island police Lt. Emory Randolph told The Associated Press that the initial report was that woman was tossing the dog into the ocean. “Some witnesses were very upset about that.”

It occurred about 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12 in the South Beach neighborhood, according to police. Officers discovered the dog curled up on the sand on the beach with an apparent injury, according to police.

“I believe when the officers got there on the scene, he was laying in the sand and covered in sand,” Randolph added. “He just laid there in a ball.”

Marban told police that her dog had been wounded in an accident the week before and that she couldn’t afford medical care. According to authorities, one of the dog’s legs was damaged.

He said that “there was no attempt to obtain professional medical treatment.”

Maban was charged with animal cruelty, and the puppy was placed in protective care.

The dog was sent to an emergency veterinary facility in Savannah, according to police. According to authorities, a veterinarian discovered the full extent of the dog’s injuries, and they were obliged to put the animal down.

On Monday, a warrant was issued for Maban, charging him with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, and police published a wanted poster for him.

On Tuesday, Marban, who police claimed had connections to the Gainesville region, was apprehended and arrested.

On its Facebook page, the Tybee Island Police Department thanked everyone who shared the wanted poster and offered information to help them find her.

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