MELROSE (CBS) – A Melrose man is facing a charge of animal cruelty after he allegedly killed a dog with a rock Friday night and buried the animal in his yard.
Adam Crook, 44, was arrested Saturday at a home on Mount Zion Road after a witness reported the incident that happened the night before.READ MORE: Sign Of Fall: Full Harvest Moon To Illuminate Night Sky
After an investigation, Melrose Police found that Crook allegedly dragged a dog from his home and hit it with a large rock several times. Crook then allegedly retrieved a shovel and buried the dog.READ MORE: In The Red: CDC Map Shows Every Massachusetts County With High COVID Transmission
Police executed a search warrant and exhumed the dog.
“This suspect’s alleged actions are absolutely reprehensible and inexcusable,” Police Chief Michael Lyle said.MORE NEWS: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5-11
Crook was released on personal recognizance. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court.