Wichita man sentenced for running over dog

November 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm

A Wichita man who intentionally ran over a dog has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Cole Ford Carter, 20, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cruelty to animals, criminal threat and a misdemeanor criminal carrying of a weapon.

Carter killed a 13-year-old Bichon-Frise and Maltese mix, named Benji, in December 2018 after the 15 lbs. dog escaped through a fence while his owners were away.

Video surveillance footage shows that Carter hit the dog, got out of his car and slammed Benji to the ground before stomping on him. Carter than ran over the dog several more times. 

An affidavit says Carter later threatened to hurt a neighbor who reported him to police.

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