UPDATE @ 1:24 p.m. (Aug. 30):
Dustin M. Jackson pleaded not guilty to a charge of animal cruelty in Clark County Municipal Court today.
Neighbors say the dog has been found and had some physical injuries, but it’s unclear right now the extent of those injuries. Photos of the dog show some cuts and scratches on its legs and side.
Jackson claimed the dog had just bitten him and ran into the window causing it to break, according to court documents.
A New Carlisle man was arrested on a charge accusing him of throwing a small dog out of a second-story window, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were dispatched to the Sunshine Apartments, at 2359 S. Dayton Lakeview Road, about 8 a.m.
A Chihuahua was thrown through a window, bounced on the ground and left the area, witnesses said. Glass from the window was also on the ground beneath the apartment.
Dustin Mitchell Jackson, 28, was found hiding in a closet in the second-floor apartment. He was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, as well as outstanding traffic-related charges.
Jackson is to appear in court Tuesday morning.
Family members, residents, the Humane Society of Clark County and deputies searched the area around the apartment complex, but it had yet to locate the dog as Monday afternoon.
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