Man accused of killing girlfriend's Chihuahua turns himself in to Eugene Police

Eugene Police arrested Daran Lynn Malnar, 23, on charges of Aggravated Animal Abuse, Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree and Tampering with Evidence. (Lane County Jail)

EUGENE, Ore. - A man suspected of killing his girlfriend's Chihuahua mix last week turned himself in to police Saturday night.

Eugene Police arrested Daran Lynn Malnar, 23, on charges of Aggravated Animal Abuse, Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree and Tampering with Evidence.

A woman called police the morning of December 14 and said Malnar had killed her dog, Sneekers, and dumped the animal's body in a trash bin behind her home on Darlene Lane.

Police and animal services officers located the dog's body and started an investigation.

Officers developed probable cause to arrest Malnar, who turned himself in at Eugene Police headquarters at 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

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