A Sherwood man was jailed Wednesday after he killed his mother's small dog by pushing it against a wall, authorities said.
Johnathan C. Andrews, 22, remained in the Pulaski County jail Thursday afternoon on a charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class D felony. Bail was set at $10,000.
Sherwood police say officers were called to 813 Wildwood Ave. about 3:30 p.m. to investigate a report of "someone who had killed a dog and was passed out drunk."
Andrews' mother told investigators she found Stanley, her small, brown dachshund, dead in the backyard after learning about what happened and returning to the home, according to a police report.
Police found Andrews in a bedroom of the residence and arrested him.
"When I got to the police department, Mr. Andrews said that the dog was trying to bite him and he pushed it against the wall and it didn't move after that," Officer Steven Henker wrote in the report. "He then placed the dog behind the garage."
Authorities later made contact with a man Andrews called after the dog died. That man told investigators he went to the house after speaking to Andrews on the phone and found him "passed out in the tub with a bottle of alcohol floating in the water," the report said.
The man then called Andrews' mother, who is also listed as living at 813 Wildwood Ave.
Andrews is next due in court April 15, according to the report.