Jayce Bryant

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The man who has admitted to abusing a dog will go in front of a judge for the first time on Thursday.

Jayce Bryant is charged with torturing a dog with serious physical injuries.

This after McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies found a puppy earlier this month with his mouth taped shut, his legs tied up, and his tail broken in three places.

The dog, now named Hero, is making a good recovery.

Bryant told deputies he was responsible for taping up Hero, saying he did it after the puppy bit him.

He says Hero got away before he could untape him.

We’ll let you know what comes from Thursday’s hearing.