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Ex-girlfriend's pet snake killed; jail cash the motive, police say

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 10, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

Martanious D Cox

Arrested in Pulaski County, AR on February 9, 2014

A man upset over his ex-girlfriend not posting money to his account during a recent stay behind bars illegally entered her North Little Rock apartment and killed her pet snake, authorities said.

Martanious D. Cox, 30, remained in the Pulaski County jail Monday morning after his arrest a day earlier at the apartment at 800 N. Beech St. He faces charges including burglary, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals.

According to a North Little Rock police report, officers responded early Sunday morning to a burglary call and arrested Cox as he was leaving his ex-girlfriend's apartment.

Police say Cox immediately acknowledged entering the apartment after a woman who wasn't his ex-girlfriend exited and left the door open. He then broke a television and killed the pet snake, leaving it on the kitchen floor, the report said. Cox is also accused of damaging an apartment window and the victim's vehicle outside.

"Cox stated he was in jail ... and his ex-girlfriend ... was supposed to put money on his book, but she did not," police wrote in the report. "Cox stated he started drinking then became upset and came over."

Police say the snake's tank was observed broken on the kitchen counter near where it was found dead. It wasn't clear how it was killed.

The victim, who police say had not been in a relationship with Cox in more than 6 months, was "very distraught" when authorities told her the pet snake had been killed, the report said.

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LevyRat says... February 10, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

Appears this woman has the same preference in boyfriends as she does in pets.

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Vickie55 says... February 10, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

Levy, that is an insult to all snakes.

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SUPERDUTY says... February 10, 2014 at 3:06 p.m.

Too bad it wasn't a large green anaconda and he had been turned into snake crap.

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Kharma says... February 10, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Maybe someone will kill him and leave his sorry A$$ on the kitchen floor.

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SurferDuuuude says... February 10, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.

Typical Obama voters.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 10, 2014 at 7:17 p.m.

Odds are he will get more time for killing the snake.

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onlyGodmatters says... February 10, 2014 at 7:36 p.m.

What does this have to do with PRESIDENT Obama and his supporters? We didn't make snide remarks about republicans or anti-Obama supporters on the article where white Lacey Moore was reportedly arrested for committing arson. Get a life and put Jesus at the center of it!!!!!

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HM2 says... February 10, 2014 at 9:48 p.m.

What's the difference between an Obama supporter and a catfish? Answer , an ugly, slimy, bottom feeding,low life creature. the other is a fish.

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onlyGodmatters says... February 10, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.

HM2 (Wayne Diebold), I don't know where you work, but I pray I never have to deal with your racist attitude! I will make sure I never patronize your place of business whether you own it or just work there.

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