Man accused of stomping on puppy's head

Man accused of stomping on puppy’s head and punching a police officer

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A Pennsylvania man is in trouble with the law after he allegedly stomped on a puppy’s head and then punched a police officer. The suspect is identified as Richard Jukes Jr. of Altoona.

The act of cruelty

Jukes is accused of killing a one-and-a-half-month-old Chihuahua puppy on November 13. The Altoona Police Department recounted the incident:

On Tuesday night 11/13/18 APD officers responded to 1526 5th St. for report of an injured animal. Officers found a 1 1/2 month old chihuahua puppy with a severe head injury inside the residence. The puppy was also completely infested with fleas. It was later discovered that RICHARD JUKES JR. stomped on the puppy’s head causing severe trauma and ultimately killing the dog.

While interviewing Jukes, a police officer was punched in the face. Jukes’ behavior resulted in a slew of charges including Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Justice, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Disorderly Conduct. He was arrested and taken to the Blair County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

More arrests and victimized animals

More victimized animals were found at the residence. The department stated:

8 other flea infested animals (3 dogs & 5 cats) were removed from the residence by the Central PA Humane Society.

Children, between the ages of 4 and 9 years of age, were living in the flea infested residence. The police arrested residents Stacy Friday and Stephanie Obssuth – they are facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child and nine counts of animal cruelty.

(Booking photo Altoona Police Department)

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2 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Humans failed this precious little 1.5 month old treasure big time…….

    Precious little treasure, your life mattered. I hope the POS who abused and murdered you is prosecuted and punished severely.

    The POS who abused and murdered you will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty……. let’s hope he gets there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….

    Precious little treasure, please look for MacKitty in Heaven. You will be welcome to join his group of snuggle buddies and RIP with loving companions……


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