McLean Man Arrested After Killing Dog

McLean Police District – A 41 year-old McLean man is facing four charges related to the death of his dog. Robert Hutchins was charged after officers were called to the 1600 block of Spring Gate Drive on Tuesday morning when residents reported a trail of blood leading to his apartment door. While performing a welfare check, officers located Hutchins and his deceased dog inside the apartment. Detectives and Animal Protection Officers were called to the scene to assist in the investigation. Evidence was recovered implicating Hutchins’ involvement in the dog’s death.

02012019, Mugshot - Hutchins, Robert

He was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony animal cruelty, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a felon and firearm use in the commission of a felony. He is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

We are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to please contact Animal Protection Police Officer Enna Lugo at or 703-324-0222.

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