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Postal employee accused of killing small dog turns himself in

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According to Friday's NBC DFW News, the U.S. Postal Service employee who is accused of hitting a small dog in the head with a rock, turned himself in at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday afternoon.

The mail carrier, Ricky Eugene Jackson, is accused of causing fatal injuries to Lawrence Brown's five-year-old Yorkshire terrier, "Maxwell," who had to be euthanized following the alleged attack on May 17. According to an earlier news report, the small dog sustained a shattered skull and injured spinal cord when he was hit with the rock.

Prior to the incident, the dog had escaped from his yard and wandered away. Brown was not aware that the dog was missing until he heard a commotion nearby; a dog was crying in pain and he went to investigate.

Brown had previously stated that when he confronted Jackson about what had been done to the dog, the man replied:

"I did what I had to do."

Taiesha Brown calls Jackson's arrest "bittersweet," she stated:

"I was so thankful to hear that, it's kind of like bittersweet because I didn't [...] I never wanted that to happen because we know him, know the postal worker personally, that's why it's like a bittersweet situation,"

Shortly after Jackson surrendered at the jail, he was released. Since the time of the fatal incident, Jackson has been on paid administrative leave.

Prior story about this situation at this link.

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