Wichita teen arrested in animal cruelty casePosted: Updated:
A Wichita teenager is accused in the death of a small dog.
Wichita Police were called to a report of a suspicious character Sunday around 7:30 a.m. in the 3300 block of North Wild Rose, by 29th and Ridge Road.
"It's reported to police that Cole (the suspect) had slammed a small white dog onto the ground. A suspect vehicle was also described to the officers," said Officer Charley Davidson.
Officers arrived and found 19-year-old Cole Carter driving, with two 16-year-old passengers in the vehicle. Police also found a concealed gun and a dead dog nearby.
Family of the victim say he was a 13-year-old Bichon-Maltese mix, named Benji. He weighed 13 pounds.
Carter was arrested at the scene around 8:11 a.m. and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 11:29 a.m.
Carter was booked on charges of animal cruelty and carrying a concealed weapon.
The suspect's parents commented that their son was recently diagnosed with mental health issues.