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Thursday, Jan 13, 2011County: Sebastian
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Charles Stephen Grindle
A Barling man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he shot a dog outside a Greenwood home.
Police arrested 63-year-old Charles Grindle after they say he shot his friend's dog several times, without killing it. Greenwood police officers were called to a home in the 1700 block of Nashville Street Thursday around 5 p.m. The homeowner told officers she'd asked Grindle to "put the dog down" because of hip problems.
Grindle told officers he'd also used a shovel to hit the dog several times in the head in an attempt to kill it. According to officers, they discovered a large amount of blood throughout the snow covered yard and deck.
Witnesses told police they could hear the dog yelping in the yard. They say Grindle shot at the dog several times.
"It is evident that this dog went through a great amount of pain that could have been avoided," Lt. Will Dawson said in a statement from the police department. "There are humane ways to put a dog down that is suffering and they chose to take a less costly route at the dog's expense."
Grindle was transported to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center and booked on Felony Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits.
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