Man charged with killing wife’s dog

A Grambling man was arrested for aggravated cruelty to an animal Wednesday after he allegedly shot and killed his wife’s dog.

A woman told Lincoln Parish deputies responding to an Igoe Inn Road address that her husband, Tamario S. Taylor, 42, was inside the home with a shotgun and had killed her dog.

Taylor was questioned and stated he had shot, killed, and disposed of the dog. He said he and his wife were having marital issues, so he decided to leave. He knew no one would care for the dog, he said, so he killed it with a pellet gun.

Deputies recovered the gun, arrested Taylor, and booked him at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

State law provides for a $5,000 to $25,000 fine or one to ten years in prison or both upon conviction for aggravated cruelty to an animal.

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