A Lilburn man was accused of tying up his dog and repeatedly kicking and stomping on him.
According to the Gwinnett County Police Report, an animal control officer came out to the man's home off Burnt Creek Drive in late January after a neighbor called in a complaint about the abuse.
The man, 23-year-old Jarius Dixon, told the officer that he had kicked "Smokey," his pit mix, only a few times because he had bit his ankle. The officer reportedly did not see any mark on his ankle, though.
Animal control saw the dog and what she believed to be a fresh bruise, due to bleeding, on his hind leg.