PD: Man kills puppy, attacks clerk at a Phoenix Family Dollar store

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 17:06:51-05

PHOENIX — A man has been arrested after allegedly stomping a puppy to death, then attacking a store clerk in west Phoenix.

Police report that last week officers arrested 29-year-old Marvin Stanciel outside a Family Dollar Store near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Police say Stanciel had killed a puppy by, "stomping the animal to death." He then allegedly went over the store counter to attack a clerk before fleeing.

Stanciel struggled and fought with police after a short foot chase but was apprehended.

He has been charged with cruelty to animals and several counts of aggravated assault.