Breaking News Bar
updated: 6/10/2013 2:41 PM

Elk Grove village man accused of killing dog

Success - Article sent! close

An Elk Grove Village man is being held on $50,000 bond on allegations he fatally stabbed a family dog earlier this year in a village park, according to authorities.

Andrew J. Maynard, 18, of the 200 block of Victoria Lane, faces an aggravated cruelty to animal charge stemming from the April 21 stabbing, Elk Grove Village police Sgt. James Lancaster said.

Authorities say Maynard stabbed the dog in Audubon Park about 6 a.m. that morning. There had been an ongoing investigation since the stabbing, but charges weren't filed until two witnesses recently came forward and Maynard came in for questioning, Lancaster said.

Published reports indicate Maynard told authorities he believed the dog was possessed.

A spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office said Maynard will appear in court again Tuesday in Rolling Meadows.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.