Friday, December 9, 2016

Indiana: Corbin Jones, 24, wanted for animal cruelty; accused of beating and kicking a dog to death

INDIANA -- A Peru man is wanted out of Miami County for allegedly beating a dog to death.

An arrest warrant, out of Miami County Superior Court II, has been issued for 24-year-old Corbin Jones for the felony charge of killing a domestic animal.

The Peru Police Department said the warrant stems from an incident on Monday, Dec. 5, when a caller told dispatch a man was beating a dog. The caller confronted the man, took the animal and returned home.

Police documents state Peru police officers arrived at the witness’ house and saw bruising and blood on the canine. They said the dog was also having trouble breathing.

The witness told police he saw Jones kicking and striking the dog. After that, the passerby intervened and took the animal.

A short time later, Jones arrived back at the scene. He was questioned and released.

The dog’s owner arrived and said she was going to take the dog to an emergency vet clinic in Fort Wayne. Police said the dog died on the way to the clinic, but the owner still took the animal to the clinic for evaluation.

Peru police received a medical report from the Fort Wayne Veterinary Emergency Specialty Hospital the next day. The report listed several injuries the dog had suffered.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jones, they are asked to call Miami County Central Dispatch at 765-473-5522. Anyone with any further information about the case is asked to call Sgt. Samantha Raber at 765-473-2150, ext. 510.

(WLFI - Dec 9, 2016)

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