Ceres man gets prison time for domestic violence, dog killing

A Ceres man who assaulted his girlfriend and killed her young daughter’s dog was sentenced to nearly three nears in state prison, authorities said.

Roy Allen Guice Jr., 32, was convicted of felony domestic violence and animal cruelty following the March 10 attack, according to Carol Shipley, Stanislaus County assistant district attorney.

Guice killed the dog after throwing it against a parked car. When his girlfriend tried to intervene, he pushed her to the ground and hit and kicked her numerous times in the arms, legs and face.

She had several bruises as a result of the attack.

Guice reportedly entered a no contest plea, and Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge John Whiteside sentenced him to 2 years and 8 months.