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Two deny animal cruelty charges

Published 12:03am Sunday, March 17, 2013

CHESAPEAKE — Two people arrested in connection with throwing a dog out of a car window were arraigned Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court.

Joshua Phillips, 33, of 1125 St. Christopher Drive, Russell, Ky., and Jennifer Edmonds, 37, of Dayton, both pleaded not guilty to charges of animal cruelty, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Edmonds also faces a charge of falsification and she had a warrant out of Kentucky. She is being held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond and attorney J.T. Holt was appointed to represent her.

Phillips bonded out of jail earlier this week and attorney Luke Styer was appointed to represent him.

Both will return to court March 22 for pretrials.

Phillips was arrested Wednesday in the parking lot at Country Hearth Inn in South Point. Phillips was found asleep in the car when Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies arrived.

A witness reported seeing the couple allegedly toss a small dog out the window of a moving car on U.S. 52 on Monday and took photos of the license plate to give to authorities.

Edmonds was arrested Thursday.

The dog suffered only minor injures and is in the care of the witness.

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