According to an accusatory instrument filed in Livonia Town Court, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Hooper, 44, for misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals.
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The Sheriff’s Office investigation alleges that on or about Nov. 17, Hooper kicked his girlfriend’s brown terrier mix in the rear left leg, breaking its femur. The dog’s leg was subsequently amputated ‘due to the severity of the injuries.’
Investigators say Hooper kicked the dog ‘while trying to get it into the residence.’
Investigator Josh Monster made the arrest.
Livonia Town Justice Robert Lemen arraigned Hooper and ordered him held at the Livingston County Jail on $250 bail or $500 bond. The Justice issued a temporary order of protection.
Hooper is currently on parole for felony Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, for which he served more than two years. He was released from Midstate Correctional Facility in April 2016.
He is due back in court at a later date to face this animal cruelty charge.