Lincoln Man Arrested in Dog's Death

Lincoln Man Arrested in Dog's Death

By The Associated Press. CREATED Feb 9, 2012

Lincoln, NE (AP) - Lincoln Police have arrested a man they believe crushed the head of a woman's dog, killing it.

Police Capt. Jason Stille tells Lincoln television station KOLN that 53-year-old Michael Darby was arrested around 1 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of felony animal cruelty.

Stille says the woman reported that Darby told her late Tuesday night that something had happened to her dog.

The woman found her Chihuahua bleeding from the nose, mouth and an ear. X-rays showed the dog had suffered a number of skull fractures.

Stille said police were not able to find Darby until early Thursday morning. A message left Thursday by The Associated Press at a Lincoln listing for Michael Darby was not immediately returned. Online court records do not show that Darby has been charged.


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