Friday, December 2, 2016

Indiana: Police say Alexander Kelly, 20, put a leash on his own dog and, while holding her, stabbed her several times in her face, head, shoulder and back

INDIANA -- A Tipton man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant after allegedly admitting to a friend that he stabbed his dog.

Alexander Thomas Kelly, 20, was arrested on a warrant for torturing or mutilating an animal and cruelty to animals.

On Oct. 20, a Tipton woman discovered a Rottweiler mix dog on her property that had multiple injuries on its face and body. The dog was also dragging a leash, and had a collar, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

Veterinarian Christine Alderson treated the dog the next day, and reported the animal had lacerations to its face, head, shoulder and back – all of which were inflicted with a sharp object, documents state. The dog required "dozens of stitches."

Officers interviewed at least two people who allegedly heard Kelly say he had stabbed the dog.

Tipton County Sheriff Department Maj. Mike Tarrh listened to a recording of Kelly calling Tipton County dispatch regarding a missing dog on Oct. 31, according to the affidavit. The caller described the dog as a 2-year-old Rottweiler/German Shepard mix, and that it had been missing for three weeks.

He also told dispatch the animal was stabbed "in the mouth" and "in the eyebrows." Documents state dispatch asked him how he knew that information, and he responded "story told to him."

Kelly is being held in Tipton County jail.

(Kokomo Tribune - Dec 1, 2016)

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