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Grand jury indicts one for bestiality

A Franklin County grand jury indicted Russell Joseph Meyers, of Phil Campbell, for two counts of possession of obscene matter and four counts of bestiality during the grand jury’s most recent session.

Meyers was arrested in 2015 and charged with the four counts of bestiality with his dog after a witness reported the act. His bond was set at $6,000.

According to district attorney Joey Rushing, authorities recently received the phone report back on Meyers and discovered he was in possession of child pornography, which is how the two counts of possession of obscene matter came about. The possession charges are felonies, and the bestiality charges are misdemeanors.

Meyers is now in the Franklin County Jail awaiting arraignment.