Douglas Pence has been charged with animal cruelty and falsely reporting an incident.
Manchester police have arrested a local man accused of killing a dog and lying about it by falsely reporting a burglary.
Douglas Pence, 32, was supposed to be watching the Yorkshire Terrier for his girlfriend.
Pence and his girlfriend share a home in Manchester and the dog belonged to the woman’s ex, according to police.
He reported that the residence was burglarized, but nothing was missing from house, police said.
The dog suffered blunt force trauma, according to vet, and had died.
The Journal Inquirer reports that Pence was held overnight on Monday.
He appeared in court on Monday morning.