Mason Storm Ezzell, 19 of Lindale, was arrested this week after reports said he starved a chocolate Lab nearly to death at his home on Park Avenue.

Reports said that the three-year-old dog was found starved and severely dehydrated.  The animal was also found to be suffering from hookworm and heartworms.

Its body was listed at a 1 out of 9 on the starvation/malnutrition scale.

Ezzell is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.