Man charged for shooting, killing dog in front of kids

Cortez Steasean Sherman

A Conway man faces multiple charges after police say he shot a dog that was on the front porch of a home and he did it in front of two toddlers, according to a police report.

A 24-year-old woman told Horry County officers she was on the front porch of a Adrian Highway home with the toddlers last month when Cortez Steasean Sherman, 20, and another man pulled up in a green Cadillac.

She told police they got out of their car and said they were going to take her dog. When she told the men it wasn't their animal, they got back into the car to leave, according to the report.

That's when police said Sherman took a rifle from the back seat of the car and pointed it at the woman. The report said Sherman then shot the dog which was chained to the front porch.

Sherman and the other suspect got back in the car and yelled to the woman that they would kill a man that lives at the property but wasn't home at the time, according to the report.

The report said officers found at least four bullet wounds in the dog and blood on the side of the trailer where it appears the dog was trying to get away.

Sherman was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday morning and was released by 5 p.m.

He's charged with Pointing and Presenting Firearms at a Person, two charges of Cruelty to Children (Torture, Deprivation) and Ill Treatment of Animals, in General, Torture.

Sherman posted $4,500 bond on the four charges at a bond hearing Tuesday, according to detention center officials.

Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police said he did not have information on the second suspect.