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Howard County police charge Windsor Mill man with killing his friend’s dog in Ellicott City

A Windsor Mill man is accused of killing his friend’s dog in Ellicott City, allegedly stabbing the dog and tying it to a tree, Howard County police said.

Corey Markus Jones, 26, was charged with one felony count of intentionally mutilating, torturing and cruelly killing an animal, and two misdemeanor counts of causing unnecessary suffering and pain, police said. He’s currently being held without bond.

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Police were called to the 8900 block of Town and County Boulevard on Dec. 30 after blood was found in the area. They later found the deceased pit bull still tied to the tree.

After they were called to the scene, police determined Jones was the suspect and later found him hiding in an apartment bathtub.

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