- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man accused of starving a dog to death has turned himself in, police said.

Rochester police charged Michael Jouvelakas, 31, of Dover, with two counts of cruelty to animals, the Foster Daily Democrat reported Tuesday.

Authorities searched Jouvelakas’ home on Oct. 3 after receiving an anonymous tip that he had killed a 2-year-old pitbull named Mandy, said police Capt. Todd Pinkham. Officers found Mandy’s body wrapped in a blanket inside a trash bag on the bed of a pickup truck.

An investigation determined Mandy died from starvation.

Jouvelakas has been released on personal recognizance bail. His arraignment is scheduled for March 30.

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