Suffolk man charged with killing puppy

Published 2:13 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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A Suffolk man has been arrested following indictment on multiple charges involving the death of a puppy.

Malcom Justice Jones, 23, was arrested Oct. 6 on charges including maim, kill, or poison animal or fowl, torture dog or cat causing death, animal cruelty, violate protective order (10 counts) and induct others to perjure, according to a city press release.

Some other sources list the spelling of his first name as Malcolm.

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The incident occurred during the early morning hours of July 25 in the 6800 block of Crittenden Road, according to the press release. Preliminary investigation found Jones allegedly killed the 2-month-old puppy during a domestic incident with a woman. The puppy was then buried in the yard. A necropsy was later performed to determine the cause of death.

He has a bond hearing and arraignment scheduled for Thursday.