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South Sacramento man faces felony charge in attack on young pit bull

Marquayous Hill, 19, faces a felony charge of animal cruelty.
Marquayous Hill, 19, faces a felony charge of animal cruelty. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man charged with attacking and seriously wounding a pit bull in south Sacramento on Saturday has been jailed and face a felony charge, authorities said.

Marquayous Hill, 19, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a felony charge of animal cruelty.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 4000 block of 43rd Street in south Sacramento Saturday after receiving a report that an 8-month-old pit bull was seriously hurt with injuries to one of its eyes and a puncture wound to its throat.

A sheriff’s department news release states that the dog had been in Hill’s custody at a nearby park, where the attack allegedly occurred.

Deputies found Hill at his home, and he was arrested without incident. An “edged weapon” Hill is thought to have used in the attack was recovered from his home, the news release states.

Sacramento County Animal Control took custody of the animal, which is being treated at a local shelter.

Hill remains jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

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