PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 01/03/2019, 5:12 P.M.
A Parkersburg man who threw his dog out of a hotel window in February, 2018, was sentenced on an animal cruelty charge on Thursday in Wood County Circuit Court.
Christian Kyle Cottrell, 27, of Parkersburg, was sentenced to one to five years in prison, with credit of 215 days served..
He was also ordered to pay restitution of $546 to the Parkersburg Humane Society.
Investigators say last February, witnesses saw Cottrell throw his 2-month-old dog out of a second floor window at the Comfort Inn in Parkersburg.
Cottrell told police he threw the dog out the window because it "did nothing but cry all the time."
The dog was treated at a local animal hospital and was cared for by the Parkersburg Humane Society.
UPDATE: 10/22/2018, 5:11 P.M.
A man accused of throwing a puppy out of a hotel window pleads guilty to animal cruelty.
Christian Cottrell changed his plea in Wood County Circuit Court this morning in Judge Robert Water's court.
Back in March 2018, witnesses say they saw him throw his 2-month-old dog out of a second-floor window at the Comfort Inn in Parkersburg.
His sentencing is scheduled for December 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
UPDATE: 3/14/2018, 4:45 P.M.
Christian Cottrell, 26. had his case waived to the Wood County Grand Jury Wednesday. Cottrell is charged with Animal Cruelty after deputies say a witness saw him throw his 2-month-old dog from a 2nd floor window of Comfort Inn in Parkersburg.
UPDATE: 2/27/2018, 1:45 P.M.
A man accused of throwing his 2-month-old puppy out of a hotel window in Parkersburg is now out of jail on bond.
According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Christian Cottrell was released from the Wood County Jail at 4:30 P.M. Monday, on $10,000 bond.
Cottrell is charged with one count of Animal Cruelty, after a witness told deputies they saw Cottrell drop what appeared to be a baby from the 2nd story window of a room at the Comfort Inn on Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg.
Investigators discovered Cottrell had actually dropped his 2-month-old dog from the window, because it "did nothing but cry all the time.”
The dog is being treated by a local veterinarian for shock and injuries, but its condition has not been released.
ORIGINAL STORY: 2/26/2018, 6:00 P.M.
Wood County Sheriff's deputies arrested and charged a man for reportedly throwing his puppy from a 2-story window at a local hotel.
A witness told deputies they thought they saw a baby being dropped out of a window at Parkersburg’s Comfort Inn around 1 P.M. Monday.
Turns out, it was actually a 2-month-old puppy that reportedly belonged to 26 year old, Christian Cottrell.
He told Wood County Sheriffs the dog "did nothing but cry all the time.”
He's arrested for animal cruelty.
A bond was set at $10,000 dollars.
Veterinarians say the dog is being treated for shock.
They say it will be 24 hours before they can determine if the dog will survive.