Daniel Hopkins: Godfrey Man Charged with Aggravated Cruelty to An Animal

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The Madison County Sheriff's Office sent deputies to a home at 4708 Snow White Terrace at 7:19 a.m. on Tuesday at the request of someone living at the residence. The caller indicated that the police needed to check on the welfare of a family member -- the family's pet, an English bulldog. The caller also tipped them off that their relative, 29-year-old Daniel Hopkins, had anger issues and should perhaps be interviewed by the deputies.

Deputies found Hopkins willing to answer a few questions; the bulldog, however, was dead. 

The deputies' conversation with Hopkins revealed that he had allegedly intentionally kicked the dog to death. No reason was given as to why he had done this, but then you recall the initial advisement of his anger issues.

Deputies took Hopkins into custody, and removed the deceased bulldog from the home. Hopkins is being held at the Madison County Jail on a $10,000 bond. 

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