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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011County: Caledonia
Defendant/Suspect: David A. Levchuk
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A Vermont man is charged with animal cruelty after police said he threw a puppy across a room, breaking its leg.
David A. Levchuk, 29, of St. Johnsbury, took the injured five-month-old part Chihuahua puppy named Sophie to a veterinary clinic, saying he found it injured near his apartment. His girlfriend told police he'd thrown the dog after it urinated on his bed.
Levchuk pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge Monday, and a Caledonia Superior Court judge released him on conditions, including that he not own any animals and turn over any he does own to a humane society.
The Caledonian-Record says the dog, whose leg was put in a cast after the March 30 incident, is recovering and in foster care.
|David A. Levchuk, 30, St. Johnsbury, has a lengthy criminal record and was living on Main Street in St. Johnsbury, on furlough from burglary conviction under the supervision of the Vermont Department of Corrections, when he was accused of throwing a 5-month-old puppy across a room and breaking its leg.|
He later pleaded guilty to one count of cruelty to an animal in Caledonia Superior Court-Criminal Division as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced to 10-12 months in prison. He was returned to Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury shortly after the puppy incident for furlough violations. Levchuk is a registered sex offender with a lengthy criminal record that includes convictions for burglary and sexual assault.
|Source: orleanscountyrecord.com - Jan 5, 2012|
Update posted on Feb 6, 2012 - 9:32AM
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