Indictment says Columbus man slammed puppy to pavement

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Muscogee County grand jury has indicted the man accused of grabbing his son’s 6-week-old puppy by the hind legs and tail on Oct. 17 and slamming it three times to the pavement, breaking its neck.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Devon Scott Bell, 22, was indicted for aggravated cruelty to animals, obstruction of a police officer and terroristic threats, according to court records. Reports of what he did to the dog while arguing with his child’s mother sparked outrage last year.

Bell, who had just turned 22 two days before, got into a dispute with the woman at a Winifred Drive home because he felt she wasn’t adequately caring for his 3-year-old son, police said. Witnesses said he started cursing and threatening to kill all the animals in the yard.

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