A man who fought with his roommate in an argument over rent money had a charge added after Eau Claire police responded Tuesday afternoon.
Branden Hadt was taken into custody for beating his roommate. The victim told officers they had been drinking before the fight. His name wasn't released. Hadt's legal troubles got worse when officers noticed a dog which appeared to be severely underweight and covered with feces. A veterinarian examined him and discovered sores, wasted muscles, and a significant malnutrition problem. Animal abuse charges were added to the battery charge against Hadt.