Mount Vernon man sentenced for throwing puppy into oncoming traffic

The incident happened last May when Thaddeus Jones was a passenger in a car driven by his friend.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2023, 8:37 PM

Updated 503 days ago

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A Mount Vernon man has been sentenced to 14 months in the county jail for killing a 12-week-old pit bull puppy.
Thaddeus Jones, 34, pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office.
The incident happened last May when Jones was a passenger in a car driven by his friend.
He grabbed the friend's puppy and threw it onto oncoming traffic on Yonkers Avenue, where it was struck and killed by a car.
Jones was arrested a short time later. 



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