Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Wrapped Dog in Duct Tape before Throwing It out Vehicle Window in Jefferson County, Charges Say

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Man Wrapped Dog in Duct Tape before Throwing It out Vehicle Window in Jefferson County, Charges Say

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A man bound a dog's legs and mouth with duct tape, then threw it out the window of his vehicle in rural Jefferson County, where a deputy found it in a ditch about 12 hours later, charges say.

Sheriff Dave Marshak said a deputy on patrol found the dog Saturday morning, near Old State Road M and Schneider Road in the Antonia area.

The black-and-brown dachshund was cold, malnourished and possibly suffering from a concussion. Temperatures the night before were in the teens, Marshak noted.

The dog, named "Jimmy" by workers at the animal hospital to which he was taken, is getting better, Marshak reported.

On Thursday, Paul Garcia, 39, of Barnhart was charged with felony animal abuse and armed criminal action. Authorities say Garcia wrapped electrical and duct tape around the dog's mouth and legs before dumping it. …

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