Man kills pup af­ter wife de­stroys lap­top over Face­book

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A Cony­ers man was ar­rested last week af­ter he al­legedly at­tacked his wife and then hung her puppy off the bal­cony by its leash.

An­drew Rol­ley, 25, was taken into cus­tody April 9. He’s be­ing charged with five counts of cru­elty to chil­dren, one for each child that was present dur­ing the al­leged attack, ag­gra­vated as­sault, ag­gra­vated stalk­ing, cru­elty to an­i­mals and hin­der­ing a per­son from mak­ing an emer­gency phone call.

Ac­cord­ing to the Cony­ers Po­lice re­port, around 9:30 p.m. on March 22, An­drew at­tacked his 24-year-old wife in front of five chil­dren, ages 6 and un­der, af­ter Sarah threw his lap­top off their sec­ond floor bal­cony be­cause An- drew re­fused to show her his Face­book page.

When An­drew re­al­ized what his wife did to his lap­top, he hit her “in the back of the head with his fist,” ac­cord­ing the re­port. At one point, Sarah says that An­drew got on top of her and started to choke her un­til she “was not able to breathe or talk.” She also ac­cused him of hit­ting her in the face.

Med­i­cal ex­am­in­ers at the scene told the wife sshe should get her­self X-rayed be­cause she may have bro­ken or frac­tured bones, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion, she man­aged to push An­drew off from on top of her and out the front door of the apart­ment, lo­cated in the 1000 block of Pine Log Rd., Cony­ers, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. She says it was at this point that An­drew used an out­side stair­way to ac­cess the bal­cony in the back of the apart­ment, where the puppy was lo­cated.

“As I was walk­ing up the stairs to the bal­cony, I heard the neigh­bors that lived on the bot­tom level say look,” the of­fi­cer wrote in the re­port. “I looked up and saw a light brown pit­bull puppy hang­ing by her leash over the bal­cony. The puppy did not fall through the rails, but had been thrown over the top rail.”

The puppy was de­ceased. The wife told po­lice the puppy be­longed to her, and the last she saw the an­i­mal it was sleep­ing on the bal­cony shortly af­ter she threw her hus­band’s lap­top over the rail­ing.

War­rants for the wife’s ar­rest were ob­tained for ag­gra­vated stalk­ing and crim­i­nal dam­age to prop­erty.

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