Wichita man charged with cruelty in puppy’s death

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with felony cruelty to animals in the beating death of a pit bull puppy.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/18Ngz5g ) 28-year-old Brian Jackson appeared in Sedgwick County District Court via a video hookup from jail Thursday afternoon to hear a formal reading of the charge. His bond was set at $25,000.

Wichita police discovered the body of what neighbors described as a small, friendly dog late Monday while investigating a possible burglary at a duplex.

The person who called 911 also said her neighbor might have killed a puppy with a baseball bat. Jackson, who was living in the adjoining unit, was arrested.

Jackson has requested a court-appointed lawyer. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 5.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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