A man was arrested in Poinsett County for killing several puppies, according to a news release issued by the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office.
Jerry D. Miller, 58, of Trumann was arrested on suspicion of five counts of aggravated cruelty to a dog, one count for each puppy he killed, according the news release.
A person contacted the Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday and said he saw someone cutting the throats of several puppies and throwing them into a ditch on Highway 214 and Henderson Lane, the news release states.
An investigation was launched immediately. Investigators arrested Miller based on evidence and a statement from the witness, the news release states.
“With the help of the Harrisburg Animal Shelter, Trumann Animal Shelter and the North East Arkansas Humane Society, the puppies killed were properly buried and all dogs remaining at the Miller’s residence were removed,” the news release.