Peoria man accused of beating animal indicted on new felony charge

(Peoria County Sheriff’s Office)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:43 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:45 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - A Peoria man accused and charged with animal cruelty faces a new felony charge of animal torture.

Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos says the facts and circumstances of the case and the brutal nature of the incident involving Nicholas Prince justified adding a felony charge and expediting the case through a county grand jury.

She says they will seek a higher bond with the court now that a felony charge has been added.

Hoos also says since Prince was originally arrested on a misdemeanor, he was allowed to post bond before her office had a chance to review the case.

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