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.
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)