A 32-year-old man from Poland is scheduled to be arraigned on several criminal charges in the case involving the female pit bull known as "Puppy Doe," police announced Monday, Oct. 28.
Radoslaw Czerkawski is in the process of being brought back to Quincy, Mass., where he will face 11 counts of animal abuse. He is slated to appear in court Tuesday, Oct. 29, NBC Connecticut reports.
Quincy police, on Monday, learned that Czerkawski was being held in New Britain, Conn., after being arrested at a LaQuinta Inn hotel last week.
Czerkawski was being held on a $300,000 bond for misleading police in another case.
The Puppy Doe story gained national attention when the dog was found badly beaten in Quincy in August. She suffered several broken bones. She was also starved and her tongue sliced; she had to be euthanized.
Investigators later learned the dog was originally named Kiya by a previous owner and had been sold several times on Craigslist.
The Facebook page, "Justice for Puppy Doe," had more than 63,000 Likes as of this report.