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Loris man indicted for killing 3-year-old dog

An Horry County grand jury indicted a man on a charge he killed a 3-year-old dog, according to court records.

Samuel Gene Long Jr., 29, of Loris, was indicted on a charge of ill treatment of animals in connection with an incident that occurred in September, according to indictments released Tuesday.

Long was released Feb. 10 on $13,500 bail from J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records.

Horry County police also charged Long with second-degree assault and battery, second-degree burglary and criminal domestic violence after an incident at his girlfriend’s house on Daisy Road. Police said Long went to the house to get some clothes, and the couple argued. The woman told police that earlier in the day a prior criminal domestic violence charge against Long had been dropped.

She said she threw a bowl of food at Long when he entered the home, and as he was leaving, he slammed the door on her right index finger and her foot.

Long returned to the home five minutes later but quickly left, according to a police report. The victim told officers she had a male friend stay at the house in case Long returned again. At 3 a.m., Long returned, entered through the front door, grabbed a wooden decorative hanging from the wall and started to assault the victim's friend, the report shows.

Long repeatedly told both victims that he was going to kill them, the report shows.

Officers said that during the altercation, Long struck the victim's 3-year-old 3-pound Chihuahua dog in the head, killing it.

The grand jury charge stemmed from that incident on Sept. 27.