East Cobb man disfigured dog with hot liquid, warrant says

May 28, 2019

An east Cobb man has been indicted on charges that he severely burned a dog with a hot liquid at his residence last summer.

Justin Michael Crandall was indicted by a Cobb grand jury last week on two charges of aggravated cruelty to animals. A July 24 warrant accuses him of pouring sometime on June 23, 2018, a liquid from an electric kettle “of a temperature and quantity great enough” to cause severe burns across the back and side of Anastasia, a brown and white female mixed breed dog. The incident allegedly occurred at the residence listed in the warrant for Crandall on East Lake Drive, northeast of the intersection of Canton and Sandy Plain roads.

The dog suffered a loss of fur and skin in the incident, “thus causing unnecessary pain, suffering and disfigurement,” according to the warrant.

Crandall was not in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center Monday, and requests made to the Sheriff’s Office to retrieve his photo and booking information were not fulfilled. His warrant says bond was set at $7,500.

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