NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Adams County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for aggravated assault and four counts of animal cruelty after he allegedly choked his mother and killed four puppies.
Thirty-three year-old Benjamine J. Desjardine appeared before Justice Court Judge Charlie Vess Thursday and his bond was set at $58,000.
A sheriff deputy report said Desjardine's mother, Mamie Kramer, went to the sheriff's office immediately following the incident Tuesday to report that her son choked her with his arm before she saw him beat a puppy with a stick.
Kramer told deputies her son was angry with her for speaking with his family drug court case manager concerning a custody hearing for Desjardine's child.
It couldn't be determined if Desjardine had an attorney.
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