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Hutchinson man accused of killing puppy arrested after police chase

A Hutchinson man who is accused of killing a puppy has been arrested after a police chase.

Police said in an arrest affidavit that an officer began pursuing 28-year-old Gabriel Sanchez Jr. on Sunday after spotting him in a stolen vehicle.  The Hutchinson News reports that after about 10 minutes, he got out of the vehicle and bolted.  Police found him hiding in a bathroom in a nearby home.

Charges weren’t immediately filed in the pursuit, but he’s charged with residential burglary and animal cruelty in the dog’s death.  A police report says Sanchez forced his way into a home on March 30th, grabbed the animal and threw it.  Sanchez told a judge during a court appearance that the dog was his.

Sanchez’s bond is set at $60,000.

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