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NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News man was arrested after he allegedly let his dog maul a stray cat Saturday night.

Police watching surveillance cameras around 11 p.m. say 37-year-old Johnell Richard Neal allowed his Pit Bull, which he had on a chain, maul a stray cat near 25th Street.

Police say the attack lasted for several minutes with Neal making no attempt to restrain his dog or rescue the feline.

After the dog killed the cat, police say Neal walked away from the scene.

Neal was arrested a short time later on 25th Street near Chestnut Avenue. Neal is charged with felony animal cruelty.

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