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Prosecutors seek higher bond for Dunlap man charged in animal torture case

A Dunlap man arrested last week for animal cruelty after a video showing a dog's beating circulated on social media now faces a felony charge.

Peoria County State's Attorney Jodi Hoos said Nicholas Prince faces a felony charge of animal torture, as well as a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge. The case was expedited through a Peoria County grand jury.

Hoos said the brutal nature of the incident justified adding the felony charge, adding her office will seek a higher bond for Prince now that a felony count was added to the case against him.

Last week, Prince was released from the Peoria County Jail on a $60 bond for the misdemeanor charge.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.