Man accused of animal cruelty to appear in court

23-year-old Devon Bell (Source: Columbus Police Department)
23-year-old Devon Bell (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) Columbus Police tell us 23-year-old Devin Bell is allegedly behind bars for killing a puppy.

We are told on Sunday night he got into a fight with  the mother of his children at a home located in the 1200 block of Winifred Lane.

Witnesses say he picked up the puppy by the hind legs and smashed it to the pavement three times.

The puppy suffered severe injuries and later died.

Bell is charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Bell is expected to appear in Muscogee County's Recorders Court at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

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