The dog belonged to Roben Jones and it would appear, from her statement to the police, that the dog's death may have been intentional.
Jones had stated that her dog was "acting strangely," so she had called animal control, in the late evening, hoping that an officer would retrieve her dog so that the dog could be put down. When Jones' bid to have someone take her dog to be destroyed failed, she apparently took matters into her own hands.
Jones is accused of putting her dog into her vehicle, without food or water, and leaving the dog locked inside until heat took its deadly toll. Animal control found the deceased dog at 1:30 p.m., the day after Jones had called to ask that her dog be destroyed.
Jones claims that she simply overslept...
The cruel incident took place last July, but Jones was not arrested until late last week.
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