MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A Mountain Home man has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to an animal cruelty charge after he reportedly killed his ex-girlfriend's Chihuahua by putting the dog in a washing machine and turning on the wash cycle.
Gary Eugene Jackson entered the no-contest plea Thursday to charges of aggravated animal cruelty and first-degree criminal mischief, which are both felonies. The Baxter Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/kspiRl ) that Jackson was also fined $1,000, plus court costs.
Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Chism says Jackson vandalized the woman's apartment, then put the dog in the washing machine and turned it on. Chism says the Chihuahua died during the wash cycle.
An attorney for Jackson couldn't be reached early Friday.
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