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Case ID: 19389
Classification: Throwing
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Saturday, Feb 25, 2012

County: Cook

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Darrick Sharkey

A man who allegedly threw his girlfriend's dog off a porch was held on $30,000 bond.

Darrick Sharkey, 24, is accused of throwing his girlfriend's dog off the back porch of is first floor home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood during an argument last month, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Sharkey was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, Alfaro said.

On Saturday, a judge ordered Sharkey held on $30,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff's office.

During an argument, Sharkey reportedly told his girlfriend: "This is what you get for calling the cops on me'' before throwing his girlfriend's Scottite breed dog "Blue Ivory" onto the concrete in an alley behind his house on Feb. 25, police said.

The dog's rear left leg and hip were broken when Sharkey threw the animal off the back porch of the first floor of his home Feb. 25, Alfaro said. The city's Department of Animal Care and Control was notified and a doctor there treated the pup for a broken rear left leg and hip, police said.

Sharkey was arrested Friday and will appear in court March 9.


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