ARKANSAS -- On Tuesday, a Springdale couple was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty.
Stacey DeLeon, 46, and Timothy Triggs, 42, are facing aggravated animal cruelty charges, according to a press release.
CBS affiliate in northwest Arkansas, 5NEWS reports that on December 16, the landlord of a N. West End property called officers to the home which the tenants had recently vacated.
Officers found blood in the garage and leading to the backyard, where they found a freshly dug shallow hole.
Inside the grave, officers found the body of a dog who had been stabbed about 15 times.
Officers identified Triggs and DeLeon as suspects and later arrested them.
Both were taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where they are being held on a $3,500 bond.
(THV11 - Dec 22, 2016)