Updates at the bottom.
A dog is in an emergency clinic after being hit by a truck, then, in an attempt to put him out of his misery, was attacked with a machete and hammer.
The story takes a turn for the worse at this point, so hop over to the story over at The Post and Courier for the details.
Update October 16:
The Post and Courier has updated the story and is now reporting that the dog's owner has been slapped with a $25,000 bond and has been barred from having any contact with the truck driver or his family.
Updated October 17:
The Post and Courier has an updated story with more background on each person and the status of the dog; read it here.