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During argument with girlfriend, man hits puppy

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Antonio Hampton (Source: LMDC) Antonio Hampton (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Animal cruelty and assault charges have been filed against a Louisville man following a fight with his girlfriend.

According to a police report, Antonio Hampton, 36, had been staying with his girlfriend in the 5100 block of Quail Court. On April 30 around 9:30 p.m., Hampton and his girlfriend got into an argument. The victim said she was going to call police when Hampton tried to take her cell phone, hit her on the left side of her face and pinned her down on the bed.

While the two were fighting, Hampton hit the victim's 20-week-old puppy in the head, causing redness to the puppy's left eye. The victim was able to get away and call police from the apartment complex hall.

When officers arrived, the victim said Hampton made threats about getting people to kill her.

The puppy went to the vet to get checked out.

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