A Sallisaw man was charged with animal cruelty Jan. 13 after he allegedly stomped a puppy to death.
On Jan. 13, Sallisaw police were dispatched to 1205 S. Walnut on an “unknown” call. Dispatch said Teena Barnett had called and was crying so hard they couldn’t understand her.
When officers arrived at the home, they learned that Barnett and her husband were sitting in their living room when a heavily intoxicated Allen Wayne James, 48, became agitated and stomped on one of their puppies, killing it. The puppy was less than six weeks old.
The charge for animal cruelty, a felony, is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $5,000 or both. His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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