Lekian Kenyae Powell, 36, was arrested Dec. 27.
According to the police report, the defendant left the dog outside because it was “going to the bathroom in the house too often.”
By the time police arrived, Powell had tried to hide the dead dog inside his car. Police also seized five puppies from Powell.
The penalty for conviction is a second degree misdemeanor and 90 days or a $750 fine. Powell was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Jan. 4.
(Dayton Daily News - Dec 29, 2016)