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: Treasured Photo Album Returned To Gloucester Bar Made Famous By 'The Perfect Storm'
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: Chelsea Giving Free Air Conditioning Units To Eligible Residents
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: BPS Superintendent Cassellius, Volunteers Go Door-To-Door To Reach Students Who Dropped Out During Pandemic
Crook was released on personal recognizance. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court.