UPDATE: Kinston police share more details about man they say killed family cat

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A man was put behind bars after officers say they uncovered that he killed the family pet.

The Kinston Police Department says officers were called around 12:30 a.m. about a domestic disturbance at 2214 Stallings Drive.

When they got there, officials say officers met 35-year-old Phong Nguyen.

Officers say they discovered Nguyen had killed the family’s cat during the affair.

The police department says the cat died from strangulation.

Police say Nguyen was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.

Nguyen was put in the Lenoir County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

Officials say Nguyen had been arrested before for narcotic charges.