Man Who Killed Dog Charged in Bank Robbery

Cover Image

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The man who admitted to killing a dog while at his job is now accused of robbing a bank the day after making that plea.

23-year-old Jarrod Dillman was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

On November 6, 2019, Dillman pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a felony. The defendant admitted to causing the death of three-year-old Havanese mix on August 3, 2019 while working as a dog daycare attendant at a location on Niagara Street in the City of Buffalo. He was released on a $5,000 bond that had been posted in Buffalo City Court following his plea on the Aggravated Cruelty to Animals charge.

The next day, prosecutors say Dillman entered the M&T Bank located on Elmwood Avenue near Breckenridge Street in the City of Buffalo. The defendant allegedly approached the teller with a forged check. He is accused of writing a note on the back of the check, which directed the teller to give him cash and to not to call the police. After the teller repeatedly stated “no,” the defendant left the bank.

When Buffalo Police officers arrested Dillman, prosecutors say he was in possession of a small amount of crack cocaine.

Dillman is scheduled to return on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing.

If convicted on all charges, Dillman faces a maximum sentence of 4 years in prison. Judge Martoche released the defendant on his own recognizance following his arraignment.