A judge in Montgomery County (MD) sentenced a 31-year-old man to six months in jail for felony animal cruelty after he assaulted two pit bull puppies while on PCP, officials said. In June 2015, James E. Jones of Wheaton abused two pit bulls that were 6 weeks old. While allegedly on PCP, Jones grabbed the dogs by their necks, “causing them to foam at the mouth” and have “obvious physical distress,” according to prosecutors and court documents. Even after repeated requests from officers to let go of the dogs, Jones refused, and police eventually used a Taser on him. The Taser was said to have “no effect,” officials said, and it eventually took five police officers to take Jones into custody and get him away from the dogs. The animals were taken to a veterinary clinic and examined. Officials said the two dogs were in poor condition at the time and one had damaged lungs from being abused.
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