Watertown man accused of torturing dog

Published: Jul. 27, 2023 at 4:39 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - A 25-year-old Watertown man is accused of torturing an animal.

City police allege Dalontae Virgil-Wilkinson struck a dog five times, causing the dog to yelp, and then picked up the dog by the neck and carried it down a set of stairs.

Virgil-Wilkinson lives in an apartment at 1221 Faichney Drive. Police received an animal abuse complaint from a neighbor.

Virgil-Wilkinson was charged with a misdemeanor count of torturing an animal.

He was arraigned in Watertown City Court and released on his own recognizance.

Jefferson County Dog Control took the dog into custody.