Woman charged with hanging puppy, charge withdrawn from husband (April 27, 2015)
A Conyers man was arrested last week after he allegedly attacked his wife and then hung her puppy off the balcony by its leash.
Andrew Rolley, 25, was taken into custody April 9. He's being charged with five counts of cruelty to children, one for each child that was present during the alleged attack, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, cruelty to animals and hindering a person from making an emergency phone call.
According to the Conyers Police report, around 9:30 p.m. on March 22, Andrew attacked his 24-year-old wife in front of five children, ages 6 and under, after Sarah threw his laptop off their second floor balcony because Andrew refused to show her his Facebook page.
When Andrew realized what his wife did to his laptop, he hit her "in the back of the head with his fist," according the report. At one point, Sarah says that Andrew got on top of her and started to choke her until she "was not able to breathe or talk." She also accused him of hitting her in the face.
Medical examiners at the scene told the wife sshe should get herself X-rayed because she may have broken or fractured bones, according to the report.
During the altercation, she managed to push Andrew off from on top of her and out the front door of the apartment, located in the 1000 block of Pine Log Rd., Conyers, according to the report. She says it was at this point that Andrew used an outside stairway to access the balcony in the back of the apartment, where the puppy was located.
"As I was walking up the stairs to the balcony, I heard the neighbors that lived on the bottom level say look," the officer wrote in the report. "I looked up and saw a light brown pit-bull puppy hanging by her leash over the balcony. The puppy did not fall through the rails, but had been thrown over the top rail."
The puppy was deceased. The wife told police the puppy belonged to her, and the last she saw the animal it was sleeping on the balcony shortly after she threw her husband's laptop over the railing.
Warrants for the wife's arrest were obtained for aggravated stalking and criminal damage to property.