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Lilburn Man Accused of Repeatedly Kicking, Abusing Dog

Jarius Dixon was arrested on charges of animal cruelty.

A Lilburn man was accused of tying up his dog and repeatedly kicking and stomping on him.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Report, an animal control officer came out to the man's home off Burnt Creek Drive in late January after a neighbor called in a complaint about the abuse.

The man, 23-year-old Jarius Dixon, told the officer that he had kicked "Smokey," his pit mix, only a few times because he had bit his ankle. The officer reportedly did not see any mark on his ankle, though.

Animal control saw the dog and what she believed to be a fresh bruise, due to bleeding, on his hind leg.

The neighbor met up with the police officer and told her that she saw Dixon bring the dog out of the home, tie a rope around his neck, and repeatedly kick and stomp on the dog.

A warrant was obtained against Dixon for a misdemeanor of cruelty to animals, and he was arrested the next day.

Animal control advised the police officer that any dogs living in the home would be impounded later since no one was at the home.

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Cheryl Simpson February 08, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Put him away for life. Or do the same to him. Despise him. Scum of the earth.
Patricia Sabin February 08, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Misdemeanor of cruelty to animals?! I imagine that rage is pervasive in this man's life, and If it is not a helpless animal, it will be his wife, or girlfriend, or child. It will be the the guy in the sports bar who supports an opposing team. It will be the guy on the sidewalk who makes a wisecrack as he passes, or the convenience store clerk who is dismissive. Cruelty to animals is RED FLAG #1.

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