Man accused of killing 3-week-old puppy

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—An 18-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing a 3-week-old puppy, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On January 29, officers with the South Bend Police Department were sent to a residence to speak with a man who reported his son needed to be “out” of his home, reports said.

The man told police his son, Jeremy Lindsey, had killed Cammie, the man’s 3-week-old puppy by putting the puppy in a clothes dryer, court documents said.

The man said his wife found the dead puppy and saw blood in the dryer, reports said.

Police learned the wife had picked up Lindsey from school because he wasn’t feeling well. Lindsey was then home alone, reports said.

Lindsey told the woman that “Cammie was dead” when she arrived home later in the day with the rest of her children, court documents said.

Lindsey took the woman to the couch where the puppy was and she reported that the incident was “very weird” and the puppy looked out of place on the couch, court documents said.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the puppy was all scraped up as if it had been hit by a car.

The woman said they buried the puppy in the yard and later, she went to do laundry.

When she opened the dryer, she found that there was blood and hair in the dryer, court documents said.

The man called the police and officers spoke with Lindsey, who admitted to killing the puppy and stated he did it because Cammie was being mean to the house cat, court documents said.

Lindsey was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of killing a domestic animal, torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and cruelty to an animal. He is due in court on February 3.

UPDATE: In September of 2021, Lindsey pleaded guilty to killing a domestic animal and torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal as part of a plea agreement. His charge of cruelty to an animal was dismissed. Lindsey was sentenced to two years at the county jail.

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