VIRGINIA -- A Virginia Beach man is charged in the death of a dog he said was stray.
According to investigators, Byron Mcadoo said a small male Yorkshire Terrier was in his front yard on July 1, so he took it in.
Then, on July 4, investigators say Mcadoo told them the dog became aggressive after a bath, so he picked it up and threw it across the room.
Authorities say he told them the dog went into convulsions and died.
Animal Control picked up the dog's remains from the Lavender Lane home in Aragona Village and began an investigation.
Mcadoo, 22, was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony cruelty to animals and failing to notify about a found dog charges. He's free on a $2,500 bond and is due in court Monday, according to online court records.
Authorities don't know if the dog belonged to someone. He was about nine years old, tan with black fur and weighed 5-7 pounds.
If you're a Virginia Beach resident who's missing a Yorkie that matches that description, call Animal Control at 385-4444.
(WVEC - Aug 13, 2010)