Police: Man killed dog by repeatedly dropping it on its head

A Near West Side man killed a dog earlier this month by repeatedly picking the animal up by its legs and dropping it on its head, Chicago police said.

Melvin Stovall, 52, was charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, police announced Thursday.

CPD’s Animal Crimes Team arrested him Tuesday, following the dog’s killing about 10 p.m. March 10, police said.

Stovall, of the 2000 block of West Adams, was ordered held on a $150,000 bond at a hearing Thursday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due back in court March 29.