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Man Arrested for Beating Family Dog to Death

VAN BUREN, AR—Police say Cody Malone was arrested after beating his girlfriend’s family dog to death.
xVAN BUREN, AR—Police say Cody Malone was arrested after beating his girlfriend’s family dog to death.

According to the police report, when officers arrived at a home on the 1500 block of North 24th street there was blood on the ground around Malone’s truck and the garage of the home.

Police say Malone had beaten the dog because the dog defecated and urinated on him and on the couch. Malone picked up the dog and threw it against the wall and then picked up the dog again and threw it into the brick steps in the garage, states a press release.

Detective Jonathan Wear says the dog was a terrier mix and weighed approximately 20lbs.

Police say the dog was taken to an animal clinic in Van Buren but was deceased before arrival at the clinic.  Cody Malone was arrested for felony animal cruelty and was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center.

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