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Yorkshire terrier dies from injuries: Mail carrier charged with animal cruelty

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The Yorkshire terrier named Maxwell, allegedly hit with a rock by U.S. postal worker, Ricky Eugene Jackson, had to be euthanized because of the severity of his injuries reported nbcdfw.com.

Jackson turned himself in late Thursday afternoon according to Fort Worth Police Department, was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and booked into Tarrant County Jail. Later that day, he posted bond at $3,500.

Jackson is currently suspended from his job as a postal carrier with pay. The U.S.Postal Service has not commented on the situation.

The tragic events began on Tuesday as the tiny dog's owner Lawrence Brown was working in his garage when he heard a dog yelp in pain and commotion happening across the street. When Brown went over to investigate, he saw Jackson walking up the street and asked him what he had done to the dog.

"So when I looked at the postman as he was walking up the street, I asked him, 'What did you do to that dog?' He said, 'I got me one.'"

"I said, 'You got you one? Did you mace him?' He said, 'No, I hit him with a rock.'"

It wasn't until after the conversation that Brown discovered it was his dog that Jackson had hit with the rock.

Both Taiesha and Lawrence Brown are devastated about the loss of Maxwell, but also are upset because they personally know Jackson.

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