Police: Man Throws Girlfriend’s Dog Off Porch During Argument

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man accused of throwing his girlfriend’s dog off the porch of his Humboldt Park neighborhood home during an argument last month was held on $30,000 bond.

Darrick Sharkey, 24, of the 4200 block of West Iowa Street, was charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

On Saturday, a judge ordered Sharkey held on $30,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The dog’s rear left leg and hip were broken when Sharkey threw the animal off the back porch of the first floor of his home Feb. 25, Alfaro said. The dog received treatment from the city’s Department of Animal Care and Control.

Sharkey was arrested Friday and will appear in court March 9.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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