UNION CO., NC (WJZY) - An Indian Trail man has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he threw a miniature Chihuahua against a wall during a domestic disturbance.
The Union County Sheriff's Office said earlier this week they were called to a domestic disturbance.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the female victim and found a deceased dog in the victim's bedroom.
According to the victim, Justin Lamar Richardson, 24, was upset with her because she was supposed to drive him to a bank and she was not moving fast enough.
Richardson allegedly became upset, picked up the dog from the sofa and threw it against a wall. Richardson then allegedly began assaulting the victim with a plastic trash can.
Richardson left the residence prior to the deputy’s arrival but was arrested later in the day.
Richardson now faces charges of Felony Cruelty to Animals, Assault on a Female and Communicating Threats. He was released from the Union County Jail earlier this week and is due in court on May 31.