In Defuniak Springs, Florida, police arrested a man who allegedly poisoned, beat, shot and eventually suffocated a three-month-old puppy to death and threw its body in the woods. Roquan Willis, 19, was arrested on Friday night and faces multiple felony animal cruelty charges.
According to a press release by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a complaint about a dead puppy lying on a shower curtain in the woods located near Princess Drive. Willis admitted he had first tried to poison the puppy with chocolate alcohol, and the following morning when the dog was still alive, Willis smashed its head multiple times against a ceramic sink. Again, when that didn’t work, on Thursday he shot the pup eight times in the head with a pellet gun, and finally smothered it to death using a plastic bag over its head.
Willis wrapped the pup in a shower curtain and left its lifeless body in the woods.
Willis remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond and has been charged with four counts of felony animal cruelty.
(Photo of suspect who poisoned, beat, shot and suffocated puppy via Walton County Sheriff’s Office)
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