A Zanesville man who authorities said cut the throat of his girlfriend's dog entered a plea in municipal court, Tuesday.
32-year-old Justin Smith pled "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.
Municipal Court Judge Bill Joseph then sentenced Smith to 240 days in jail, 180 on the animal cruelty and 60 days for resisting arrest. He was also ordered to pay a fine.
During his hearing, Smith, told...