Springfield man charged after dog found frozen to death

A Springfield man charged with animal cruelty after his dog was found frozen to death pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court.

Lekian Kenyae Powell, 36, was arrested Dec. 27.

According to the police report, the defendant left the dog outside because it was “going to the bathroom in the house too often.” The dog was found dead on the ground with its paws frozen together and showed signs of starvation, according to witness statements in the report.

The penalty for conviction is a second degree misdemeanor and 90 days or a $750 fine. Powell was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Jan. 4. STAFF REPORT

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