Alleged animal cruelty leads to arrest

January 31, 2019 GMT

MANTI — Sanpete County Sheriff’s Department has reported that on Jan. 26 Sheriff’s Deputy Anderson and Deputy Pace responded to a county residence in the Sterling area for possible vandalism.

On arrival, the deputies met with Spencer Tuttle who stated he had gotten mad and kicked his girlfriend’s dog, causing the dog’s death. Tuttle had called his girlfriend telling her something happened, that he had kicked the dog and the dog was not moving.

Based on Tuttle’s statement and evidence on scene, Tuttle was booked into the Sanpete County Jail for violation of Utah code 76-9-301(5)(A) Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, intentional or knowingly killing an animal without having a legal privilege to do so.