Burnt dog found in bag on Jonesboro street - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Burnt dog found in bag on Jonesboro street

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police want to know who set a dog on fire then dumped its remains on the side of the road.

A man found the dead dog Thursday afternoon in front of his house in the 2300-block of Fair Cove.

The man told Officer Nicholas Carmichael he had noticed a black bag in the street on Wednesday, but thought nothing of it.

When he returned home from work Thursday, it went to remove it, the incident report stated. That’s when he saw the ears of an animal sticking out of the bag.

Inside the bag, Officer Carmichael said he found the corpse of a burnt young dog.

“The fur and skin had become blackened and ashy,” the officer said in his initial incident report. “I then contacted Animal Control to collect the animal.”

Animal Control will conduct testing to determine if the dog was alive or dead when it was set on fire.

There are no suspects at this time; however, if it is discovered the dog was burned alive, the person responsible could face a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to a dog, cat, or horse.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Experts: more kids drown in open bodies of water

    Experts: more kids drown in open bodies of water

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:03 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:03:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:37:22 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    More kids drown in open bodies of water than swimming pools, according to experts.

    More kids drown in open bodies of water than swimming pools, according to experts.

  • breaking

    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

    Day wins Craighead County Judge race

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:27:46 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:18:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

    Republican Marvin Day of Jonesboro has won the Craighead County Judge's race against opponent Jeff Presley. 

  • Arkansas Primary Voter Guide

    Arkansas Primary Voter Guide

    Sunday, May 6 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-06 19:02:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:17:41 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Voters will head to the polls May 22 to decide a variety of federal, state and local races, not to mention a pair of sales tax proposals.

    Voters will head to the polls May 22 to decide a variety of federal, state and local races, not to mention a pair of sales tax proposals.

Powered by Frankly