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Phoenix man arrested for allegedly stomping puppy to death

Phoenix man arrested for allegedly stomping puppy to death

Phoenix man arrested for allegedly stomping puppy to death

PHOENIX (AZ Family) — A man was arrested for allegedly stomping and beating his puppy to death in Phoenix on Monday.

Police responded to a call around 10:30 a.m. about an injured animal near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road.

When officers arrived, they spoke with the apartment complex manager, who explained that there was a dead dog near the south gate of the complex.

The manager also shared that a man, identified as Anthony Deval Reynolds, could be seen on surveillance video stomping the dog to death.

According to court documents, surveillance video shows Reynolds aggressively stomping on the dog with his foot and hitting it several times with a glass wine bottle. It was observed that in the images the dog was screaming in pain.

Officers came into contact with the dead puppy, which they believed was a German shepherd, and called the Arizona Humane Society. They took custody of the dog and performed an autopsy on the puppy.

Police spoke with Reynolds’ roommate, who told officers that Reynolds was drinking that morning. The roommate said he saw Reynolds and his dog missing from the apartment, and when he looked outside, he saw Reynolds kicking the puppy.

Reynolds was located two hours later at a nearby gas station and taken into custody. Police said he wouldn’t answer questions, but then made spontaneous comments about how his dog tried to attack him and he fought back.

Reynolds was charged with one count of animal cruelty. A cash bond was set at $7,500. Reynolds’ booking photo was not released.

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