(Mitchell, SD) — A Mitchell man is facing charges after a disturbing account of abuse on a dog. Twenty-five-year-old Aaron Hacecky allegedly duct-taped the dog’s mouth shut and beat it so badly, the dog later died. The man is facing three charges including cruelty to an animal — a felony that carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. Court documents say a Mitchell police officer was dispatched to a home on West 12th Street where he saw the man punching a black lab in the head several times with a closed fist. Hacecky’s next court appearance isn’t until late November.