A Godfrey man is facing a felony aggravated animal cruelty charge after he allegedly kicked his wife's dog to death earlier this week. The Madison County Sheriff's Department were called out on a welfare check Tuesday morning just after 7:00. A family member reported that 29-year-old Daniel Hopkins has anger issues and had just killed the family pet.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 4,700 block of Snow White Terrace in Godfrey, Captain Mike Dixon says they were told of the incident in which the Old English Bulldog had been killed.

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Deputies arrested Hopkins after they determined he delivered multiple kicks to the canine, causing its death.



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