Roanoke Man Faces Animal Abuse Charges

Roanoke, VA - A Roanoke man faces charges of animal cruelty and not providing adequate care to a companion animal.

Court records show police say they saw Ronald Crockett, 32, abusing his dog.

The search warrant shows an officer saw Crockett pick up a pit bull and throw it to the ground before kicking the animal.

Following that incident officers returned to the home four days later to get the dog's nine puppies.

Crockett will be in court February 2.