OHIO -- A man is facing a charge of animal cruelty after authorities discovered a dead puppy inside a trash can Friday evening.
The Ross County Sheriff’s Office to a residence in the 20000 block of U.S. 23 north at 8:45 p.m. Friday in reference to a disturbance. Deputies arrived on the scene and could not get an answer at the residence, but could hear people inside, according to a news release.
Authorities said they observed blood on the porch and then discovered a dead puppy inside a trash can. Deputies said they received statements from witnesses that Jammy Hutchinson, 23, who lived at the residence, had killed the puppy outside, adding that the Ross County dog warden also was called to the scene for assistance.
The sheriff’s office said it made several attempts to locate Hutchinson over the weekend, but was unable to make contact. However, Hutchinson arrived at the sheriff’s office on Saturday, where he was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals.
Hutchinson was booked into the Ross County Jail pending his arraignment.
(Chillicothe Gazette - Jan 19, 2016)