Officers Arrest Suspect for Animal Cruelty

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WHEN: 6/27/13, 8 a.m.

WHERE: 9607 Aster Avenue North, Apt A, Tampa

SUSPECT: Thomas Elliot Huggins, 9/18/87, B/M, 9607 Aster Avenue North, Apt A, Tampa

CHARGES: Animal Cruelty

DETAILS: At approximately 8 a.m. on 6/27/13, the suspect strangled the 5-6 month old family dog killing him. After the dog was deceased, the suspect then cut up the dog into quarters and stored it in the freezer for future meals. At 11 p.m. a family member called police. When officers arrived, they found the dog’s ribs cooked in a pot on the stove. The dog’s head was in the garbage. The suspect was taken into custody for the in humane and cruel killing of the dog. Animal Control responded and took possession of the remains.