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Florida man charged with throwing dog from bridge

Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 13:33:58-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested following accusations that he threw a pit bull off a bridge.

The Pensacola News Journal reports 39-year-old Stephen Howard was charged Tuesday with two counts of animal cruelty.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office says a witness called to report seeing a man throw a dog over the side of a bridge near Pensacola.

Deputies say they didn't see Howard throwing the dog, but found the animal wet and shaking below and suffering from large cuts. Howard was being held on $6,000 bail.

Jail records didn't list any attorney for him who could comment.