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Man accused of putting dog in oven appears in court

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A Lyons man accused of putting his grandmother's little dog in a hot oven made his first appearance in court Tuesday.

Kevin Parrish, 20, was arraigned on charges including aggravated animal abuse. His bail was set at $100,000.

Parrish's family was in court Tuesday, but declined to comment on the case.

Investigators said his grandmother, who he lives with on North Fork Road, went out of town and left Kudo, a 6-year-old Chihuahua-Pinscher mix, in his care.

Parrish admitted to deputies he had anger issues and lost his temper while dealing with the dog. He said on Friday he had preheated the oven to 350 degrees to prepare lunch before going to check on the dog.

When he reached in the dog's kennel, he said Kudo nipped at him. Deputies said Parrish admitted losing control, grabbing the dog and punching it in the head with his fist.

After that, investigators said Parrish put the dog in the hot oven. Parrish told deputies he was prepared to leave the dog there, but he heard his brother entering the house.

Parish then removed the dog from the oven and was confronted by his brother. The suspect's brother and father took the dog to the veterinarian for treatment.

Court documents show the veterinarian reported the dog also suffered from strangulation and had markings on his ear and neck to indicate that.

The veterinarian told deputies Kudo had lost the knowledge of his leg location from the abuse and was unable to stand properly.

Parrish does not have any previous criminal history.

He is due back in court Jan. 30.

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