(Memphis) A Memphis man has been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly putting a puppy in a dishwasher and killing it.
Marcus Curry, 27, was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of “cruelty to animals for allegedly leaving the same small dog, a mix-breed named Daisy, tied to the porch with no food or water prior to the dishwasher incident.”
Prosecutors say the incidents happened in June of last year at Curry’s apartment in the 2800 block of Meadowlake Drive in the Fox Meadows area.
Memphis Police Department investigators were told by witnesses Curry put the dog in the dishwasher, turned it on, and left it running.
Workmen later found the dog’s body in a dumpster and notified police.
Curry is scheduled to be in Criminal Court on March 26.
Aggravated animal cruelty carries punishment of up to six years in prison.
Animal cruelty is a misdemeanor that carries up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
Curry also is accused of fraudulent use of his great aunt’s credit card, on which he charged $600 without her authorization.
He is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $50,000 on the pending cases.