Deputies: Arkansas man charged after slitting puppies’ throats, dumping them in ditch


Jerry Miller

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. — An Arkansas man was charged with aggravated cruelty to dogs after he was accused of killing several puppies and then throwing them in a ditch.

A woman told officers with the Trumann Police Department that she was on the way to an interview the day after Christmas when she noticed a white car sitting at the corner of Highway 214 and Henderson Lane.  As she drove past, she said a man grabbed a puppy, slit its throat and then dumped it in a ditch.

He did this four more times to other puppies in his possession.

Horrified by what she saw, the woman said she followed the man to a home on Highway 214 before heading to the police precinct. She later led officers to the puppies’ location as well as the home.

Once on the scene, officers said they found several other puppies that were still alive at the residence.

The suspect was later identified as Jerry Miller. He was charged with five counts of aggravated cruelty to a dog.

As for the puppies, deputies said they were properly buried thanks to the Trumann Animal Shelter, the Harrisburg Animal Shelter and the North East Arkansas Humane Society. All of the other dogs at the home were removed.


Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

More News

Watch Latest Videos

COVID Task Force press conference 9.23.21

IRS announces inflation adjustments for 2021 tax year

Bright Spot: Demoir Book Store

Mississippi voting rights case is argued at US appeals court

Soldier dies during training exercise on Fort Campbell

3 kids shot at Louisville bus stop; more students shot in KS, VA and IL

More News