Arrest warrant issued for Stephens County man accused of killing puppies

STEPHENS COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) – A warrant has been issued against a man in Stephens County accused of killing two dogs belonging to a former romantic partner.

According to an affidavit, MPs to Jimmy Lloyd Burch’s home were called after gunfire was heard in the area.

Investigators say Burch told them he shot the dogs for molesting his horses.

The affidavit reports that Burch took the officer to his pasture where he claimed to have shot the dogs and allegedly told the officer that he shot them once in the head with a .22 rifle while running.

MPs said they then found kennels on the property that had “large pools of blood in the dirt and blood on their collars attached to the chains in the kennels.”

The dogs at the crime scene estimated the dogs to be between 4 and 6 months old.

Burch was charged with two cases of animal cruelty.

If convicted, he faces a fine of five years in prison.

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