Friday, June 23, 2017

Delaware: After fighting with his girlfriend, police say Denzel Brown, 27, stabbed her two Pit Bulls - which were locked inside their pet crates - to death

DELAWARE -- A Milford man who had been arguing with his girlfriend for days was charged with stabbing her two dogs to death Wednesday, according to court documents obtained by The News Journal.

When police arrived to a residence 7301 North Union Church Road on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 around 10:30am, the 34-year-old girlfriend told troopers that Denzel L. Brown, 27, was intoxicated and had been yelling at her since Saturday, according to court documents.

Note: He is also listed in court documents as Denzell Brown.

She had grown scared of him as he didn't sleep regularly and may be using drugs, she told police.

According to court documents, she planned to file for a Protection from Abuse order that same day.

Brown, however, said the argument stemmed from the people living in the home, according to court documents. Because he pays all the bills, he didn't want specific people living there anymore, court papers say.

Police were able to settle the argument between Brown and his girlfriend, Fournier said, and troopers did not notice any signs of physical violence.

The girlfriend then put her two adult pit bulls into separate crates inside the house before leaving, police said.

Brown was waiting for a ride outside the home but went back in for some of his belongings, Fournier said.

"He suddenly emerged stating he had stabbed two pit bull dogs with a knife that belonged to his girlfriend after claiming the dogs were fighting," Fournier said in a statement.

He yelled this information voluntarily, according to court documents, and police found the nearly foot-long knife Brown used to stab them inside. 

One of the crates also was kicked in, court papers say.

Delaware Animal Control Officers were called to the home and took the two dead dogs, police said.

Brown was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, two counts of cruelty to animals and criminal mischief.

He was then taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,100 cash bail.

(SBY News - June 22, 2017)

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