The Maryland man, accused of fatally beating his mom’s dog with glass bottles earlier this year, has been arrested. According to multiple sources, 33-year-old Jerome Irvin Luedtke Jr. was arrested on Wednesday – he is facing a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals.
The authorities were tipped off to the crime by staff at Pet+E.R., the veterinary hospital where the grievously injured Chihuahua, Ginger, was brought for treatment. As reported by WBALTV, Luedtke allegedly hit the little dog multiple times in the head with glass bottles after the dog bit his hand. The suspect’s girlfriend was able to convince him to take the dog to a veterinarian for care, but Ginger’s injuries were so severe that she had to be euthanized.
A warrant for Luedtke’s arrest has been issued since January 29, but the man was only recently found by the Baltimore Police.
(Booking photo Baltimore Police Department)
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