A Lyons man is accused of attacking his grandmother's nine-pound dog and putting it in a preheated oven.
Investigators said the woman went out of town and left Kudo, a 6-year-old Chihuahua-Pinscher mix, in the care of Kevin Parrish, 20.
Deputies said Parrish and his brother live at the house with their grandmother on North Fork Road.
Parrish admitted to deputies he had anger issues and lost his temper while dealing with the dog. He said on Friday he had preheated the oven to 350 degrees to prepare lunch before going to check on the dog.
When he reached in the dog's kennel, he said Kudo nipped at him. Deputies said Parrish admitted losing control, grabbing the dog and punching it in the head with his fist.
Deputies said he also admitted strangling the dog.
After that, investigators said Parrish put the dog in the hot oven. Parrish told deputies he was prepared to leave the dog there, but he heard his brother entering the house.
Parish then removed the dog from the oven and was confronted by his brother. The suspect's brother and father took the dog to the veterinarian for treatment.
The dog had cuts and bruises on his head, his body hair was singed and three of his legs were so badly burned from contact with the oven rack it had difficulty standing, according to investigators.
Parrish is charged with aggravated abuse, a class-C felony. His bail is $10,000 and he's set to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies said he has no prior criminal record.
Kudo will remain in the care of the suspect's father for now and will continue treatment at the vet clinic.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:44:34 GMT
Authorities are investigating a deadly plane crash. Officials tell TV 5 a small plane went down Saturday afternoon in a field in Shiawassee County. Two people are confirmed dead. Officials are still onMore >
Airplane crashed onto Mid-Michigan field Saturday.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:15:00 GMT
Michigan State Police Troopers of the Tri City Post are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. The crash occurred at 3:55 p.m. on April 18. The motorcycle was traveling at a high speed when the driverMore >
Michigan State Police Troopers of the Tri City Post are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:06:58 GMT
Cell phone video captured a fight between two girls in front of Bay City Central High School Thursday. "She turned and punched me in my forehead, so then we just got in a big fighting session," claimedMore >
Cell phone video captured a fight between two girls in front of Bay City Central High School on Thursday.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:35:21 GMT
AT&T has announced it's hiring right here in Mid-Michigan. It's the latest positive development for downtown Saginaw in recent weeks. Saginaw resident Linton Patrick was excited about the possibilityMore >
AT&T has announced it's hiring right here in Mid-Michigan.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:00:16 GMT
A local business manager was stunned to see her most recent water bill to the tune of $18,000. Kim Haken runs the "Columbus Laundromat" in Bay City. When she called the city to ask about the problem,More >
A local business manager was stunned to see her most recent water bill to the tune of $18,000.More >
Saturday, April 19 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:12:08 GMT
Flames ripped through a local home late last night and investigators believe it was no accident. It happened late last night on the corner of North Granger and Madison in Saginaw. Firefighters brokeMore >
Flames ripped through a local home late last night and investigators believe it was no accident.More >