A 19-year-old Dallas, N.C., man is accused of killing his former girlfriend’s puppy by dropping it off a second-story apartment stairwell landing, police said.
Gaston County Police charged Quavon Ryan Diaz with two counts of felony animal cruelty. Diaz was in the Gaston County Jail on $50,000 bail Wednesday.
Police said the 9-week-old Chihuahua was thrown 10 to 15 feet in the air before the puppy was dropped from the landing.
Police said they received a complaint about the incident last week, conducted several interviews and consulted with the Gaston County District Attorney’s office before filing the charges.
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Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police Detective J.P. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.