Leon Lewis III jailed on $80K bond after murdering a small dog at Hermitage Hotel

Leon Lewis III jailed on $80K bond after murdering a small dog at Hermitage Hotel

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Metro Nashville Police say 39-year-old Leon Lewis III walked out of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Hermitage with a small black dog on a leash and into a ditch, pulled a revolver, and shot the dog. A witness observed the small dog’s tail still wagging while he bled to death from the mouth. Lewis stated “I should’ve just let the dog go” as he was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, felon in possession of a weapon, and aggravated reckless endangerment. He is jailed in lieu of an $80,000 bond.

Leon Lewis (MNPD)
Leon Lewis (MNPD)

Leon Lewis was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 16th, charged with aggravated animal cruelty, felon in possession of a weapon, and aggravated reckless endangerment. He is jailed in lieu of an $80,000 bond.

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