Christopher L. Stover, 32, of Malta Bend, was arrested late Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, for the class A misdemeanor of animal abuse.
Stover was charged with killing a three-month-old Labrador puppy belonging to the family of Douglas A. Greathouse of Slater by striking it several times with a hammer and a wooden board, then running it over several times with a pickup truck and finally discarding the still-living puppy in a culvert along County Road 128.
Stover was released on bond Monday, Aug. 25. A hearing on the charges against him will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Division 6 courtroom.
If convicted, Stover could face up to a year in jail and fine of up to $1,000.
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