A Pea Ridge, Arkansas woman was arrested on Tuesday after authorities allege she stomped a five-week-old puppy to death during a domestic argument with the owner of the dog. Tonia Ingle, 37, faces aggravated animal cruelty charges after a Washington County man told police she had killed his puppy on Monday.
According to ArkansasOnline, Ingle arrived at the man’s residence on Henson Farm Lane and appeared to be under the influence of “something” reported the pup’s owner. Shortly after she arrived, Ingle passed out for ten minutes, at which time the man called 911 for emergency help. When she awakened, the woman began to yell and kick things in the home and was told to leave, however she initially refused. As he pushed the woman closer to the door, she reportedly,
“raised her foot higher than a normal step and then stomped on the puppy while looking down at it.”
The puppy gasped for air; a few moments later it died while the man held him in his arms. When police arrived, the owner was still holding the lifeless body of his dog.
On Tuesday, Ingle met with police where she initially denied hurting the dog, however after questioning, she admitted she may have accidentally hurt it. She remains at the Washington County Detention center in lieu of $3,500 bond. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
(Photo of Pea Ridge woman arrested for stomping puppy to death via Washington County Jail)
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