Sacramento Man Suspected of Drowning Dog Arrested in Reno

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William Meek (Booking photo courtesy: Reno Police Department)

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RENO, Nevada-

The Sacramento man accused of drowning a dog with a bowling ball was arrested Tuesday in Reno, Nevada.

The dog, named Zelda, was found in the American River in June. Sacramento Animal Services Director Gina Knepp described the case as one of the most horrifying instances of animal cruelty that she’s seen.

“There’s no explanation for that. How could that possibly be humane or just?” Knepp said.

Investigators identified 47-year-old William Meek as the suspect.

Police from Sacramento and Reno were able to track Meek down to a hotel on South Virginia Street in Reno. Meek was arrested on two fugitive from justice warrants out of Sacramento and Yolo counties.

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