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YCSO deputies arrest suspect in puppy throwing incident

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During a follow-up of the case, YCSO officials say Joseph Kennedy told them he was “distraught,” and while riding with others in a friend’s car, he tossed the dog from the vehicle because he didn’t care for the animal. During a follow-up of the case, YCSO officials say Joseph Kennedy told them he was “distraught,” and while riding with others in a friend’s car, he tossed the dog from the vehicle because he didn’t care for the animal.
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CORNVILLE, Ariz. - A puppy suffered neurological issues after being tossed out of a moving vehicle on Cornville Road and since then, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office received several calls about the incident, which happened on June 11.

Officials say a witness called YCSO after seeing a man throw the dog from the vehicle's window while traveling at 50 miles per hour.

A suspect was identified and deputies began a search for 27-year-old Joseph Kennedy.

On June 16, a deputy spotted Kennedy in a Cottonwood convenience store's parking lot.

YCSO's Dwight D'Evelyn stated, "As the truck began moving, Kennedy ducked down into the bed hoping the deputy would not see him, but it was too late. The truck was stopped and Kennedy was detained. During the arrest, Kennedy became uncooperative and after deputies overcame his resistance, he was handcuffed."

A search of Kennedy's property revealed three packages of methamphetamine and associated paraphernalia. 

D'Evelyn adds that during a follow-up on this case, deputies learned Kennedy had been in a fight with his girlfriend the day of the incident.  "Kennedy was 'distraught,' and while riding with others in a friend’s car, he tossed the dog from the vehicle because he didn’t care for the animal."

At the time, Kennedy's 8-month-old baby was also in the car.  According to deputies, during the arrest, they inquired about the child so they could check on his welfare, but Kennedy refused to provide a location.

Using other sources, the boy was later found in Cottonwood with a baby sitter and Child Protective Services took custody of him.

Kennedy was booked at the Camp Verde Detention center and remains in custody on a $17,500 bond.  He faces two felony counts of cruelty to animals, along with possession of dangerous drugs and paraphernalia.

The dog is recovering and YCSO says she is doing well in a foster home.
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