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Kansas man arrested for killing puppy, fleeing from police

April 9, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man who is accused of killing a puppy has been arrested after a police chase.

Police said in an arrest affidavit that an officer began pursuing 28-year-old Gabriel Sanchez Jr. on Sunday after spotting him in a stolen vehicle. The Hutchinson News reports that after about 10 minutes, he got out of the vehicle and bolted. Police found him hiding in a bathroom in a nearby home.

Charges weren’t immediately filed in the pursuit. But he’s charged with residential burglary and animal cruelty in the dog’s death. A police report says Sanchez forced his way into a home on March 30, grabbed the animal and threw it. Sanchez told a judge during a court appearance that the dog was his.

Sanchez’s bond is set at $60,000.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com