STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A Portage County man accused of killing his dog with a hammer was back in jail Tuesday, a day after a judge ordered him arrested because he failed to show up in court.
Portage County Sheriff's Lt. Jim Pozniak said Cody Phillips, 26, was arrested without incident about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at his Bancroft home and was taken to jail.
“He was very calm. He got dressed and we put the handcuffs on,” Pozniak said. “He told the deputy he knew it was coming.”
Phillips was released from jail earlier Tuesday, a Portage County jail staffer told Newsline 9.
Phillips was charged with felony mistreatment of an animal causing death and was to make an initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on Monday. Judge Thomas Flugaur issued a warrant for Phillips' arrest when he didn't show up.
Phillips was free on a $500 cash bond after being arrested Jan. 19 in the killing of his bluetick coonhound named Clyde.