MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) -- Police in a south Georgia town are investigating the drowning deaths of three puppies found in a large trash can filled with water after a home break-in.
The Albany Herald reports that the burglary suspect fled the Moultrie home after the puppies were drowned in the trash can inside a bathroom.
Authorities say the resident returned home over the weekend and found evidence of the burglary, and the bodies of the puppies.
Police said they've identified a person of interest, but did not disclose further details.
Authorities say that if they apprehend a suspect, he or she would likely be charged with criminal damage to property and three felony counts of animal cruelty.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.