Elyria man charged after dog dies in garage, police say

February 14, 2019 GMT

Elyria man charged after dog dies in garage, police say

ELYRIA, Ohio -- A 28-year-old Elyria man left his dog in the garage and it starved to death, police say.

Anthony Jackson is charged with cruelty to animals, and he is in Lorain County Jail. Elyria police executed a search warrant Feb. 7 at his home on Jefferson Street near Lorain Boulevard after police were tipped off that he might have drugs in the home, Elyria police Capt. Christopher Costantino said. He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday, records say.

Jackson’s landlord said he found a dead dog Wednesday in the detached garage, the report says. The dog appeared to have been there for a long time.

Detectives interviewed Jackson at the jail and learned that he had a dog several months ago and locked it in the garage after it “messed” with the marijuana plants in his home, the report says.

Detectives found the dog lying on the floor close to the door and appeared malnourished. The bones were visible through the skin, the report says.

Jackson told investigators that he though the dog ran away from the garage when someone broke into it, the report says.

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