- Associated Press - Sunday, January 25, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Fort Bragg soldier charged with felony cruelty to animals for tying a puppy’s feet to its nose and then throwing it into a lake will return to court next month.

Multiple media outlets reported 22-year-old Spc. John Garrett Burrow was arrested Jan. 22 along with his wife, 20-year-old Kelsey Caroline Burrow. She’s charged with misdemeanor accessory after the fact.

Authorities say the body of the 8-month-old Labrador mix named Riley washed ashore Jan. 2 along McFadyen Lake. His feet were tied to his nose with military parachute cord.

District Court Judge Stephen Stokes declined John Burrow’s request for a court-appointed attorney and set a new court date of Feb. 12. Kelsey Burrow’s court date is Feb. 11.

John Burrow left a court hearing Friday without talking to reporters.

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