Knoxville man jailed for torturing puppy, threatening police

KNOXVILLE, Iowa - A Knoxville man is arrested after being accused of torturing a puppy and making death threats toward officers.

Police say 36-year-old Nathan Lee Adams threatened to place car bombs in the vehicles of a Marion County dispatcher, a deputy and two Knoxville police officers.

Adams was arrested in his home where police found a puppy that was severely underweight with two broken legs and other injuries.

Adams is in the Marion County Jail on a $31,000 bond for four counts of first-degree harassment, making threats with an explosive device and animal cruelty.

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