Dog-tossing man to plead guilty

2010-03-29 22:23

Frederick - The attorney for a man accused of tossing a Chihuahua off a bridge will plead guilty to aggravated animal cruelty.

Attorney Eugene Souder says 35-year-old David Beers, whose trial was set to begin on Monday in Frederick, will plead guilty to the animal cruelty charge, a felony, as well as theft under $500.

Beers allegedly told investigators he got angry when the dog's owners ordered him off their property after he had pulled into their driveway to make a cellphone call in June.

Police say Beers left, but returned when the owners were gone and grabbed the dog when she walked up to his car.

Police say Beers admitted he threw the 1.8kg dog over a creek bridge as he drove home. The dog was never found.