Troopers: Houston man killed puppy during house-wrecking rampage

Zaz Hollander

Alaska State Troopers said they arrested a 22-year-old Houston man Friday morning on animal cruelty and other charges stemming from an earlier incident during which he killed his own 2-month-old puppy.

Kory Cambell was hiding in a bathroom of a home on Squire Drive in Houston when troopers executed search warrants for felony criminal mischief, cruelty to animals and probation violations at 10 a.m., troopers said. The warrants stem from a Sept. 12 incident at the same address, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

During the incident Campbell threw the black lab mix puppy through a window, Peters said. He also broke an oven and trashed the inside of the house, she said.

Campbell was on probation for a January conviction on a prior probation violation, according to a state courts database.

Troopers arrested him on the warrants Friday.

Campbell had to be subdued with pepper spray after he resisted getting into a patrol car following his arrest, Peters said. Troopers transported him to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was held on $7,500 bail plus third-party custodian.

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