Dog cruelty suspect arrested

PARKERSBURG – The man who allegedly decapitated his dog in early May was arrested in Lewis County, W.Va., Wednesday on a charge of cruelty to animals, officials said.

Jack Kingery, age unknown, no listed address, was arrested in Lewis County on a warrant out of Wood County for cruelty to animals, said Lt. G.D. Nangle with the Parkersburg Police Department.

Kingery was taken to the Central Regional Jail, where he was held on a $15,000 bond for his charge, Nangle said. If Kingery makes his bond, his initial hearing will be held within 20 days, Nangle said.

If he fails to make bond, his hearing will be within 10 days.

According to reports, officers responded to the 1800 block of Eighth Avenue in Parkersburg around 9:20 p.m. May 2 to concerns that Kingery was going to sacrifice his dog. Kingery was in town visiting relatives at the time of the incident, police reports said.

Family members said Kingery allegedly said he was going to kill his dog so he could continue living, police reported.