A Lafayette man pleaded not guilty to an aggravated cruelty to animals charge in Onondaga County Court Tuesday.
29-year-old James Carncross is accused of kicking a Dachshund named ??Buffy?? in March.
Police say Carncross caused an injury to the three-year-old dog that ultimately killed it.
Carncross is currently in jail on a parole violation. He was released from prison in 2013 after being convicted in 2006 for his role in a high-speed chase crash that caused the death of Trooper Craig Todeschini.