- Florida, USA -
23-year-old JOSHUA KIERON TARWOE (pictured below), was arrested on Monday, November 23, in connection with the death of a dog that happened in May 2020.
Investigators say that the furbaby died as a result of being tethered outside in hot temperatures with no shade.
ABC 7 reports that a neighbor saw the poor dog in distress and contacted law enforcement.
The neighbor also went to the home where the dog was and knocked on the door.
Reportedly, the dog’s guardian was not home and when he returned home the dog was already dead.
He told investigators that he had instructed his son, JOSHUA KIERON TARWOE, to check on the dog at 11:00 a.m. and to bring him/her inside.
TARWOE was home all day, according to the neighbor who at some point saw him sticking his head out of the window and even yelled at the dog.
The neighbor’s attempt to get TARWOE’s attention was unsuccessful.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the dog’s guardian always kept the dog tethered in the back with food and water.
A necropsy performed on the victim revealed that he/she died of heat stroke.
JOSHUA KIERON TARWOE is facing one count of aggravated animal cruelty.
On a side note, in 2017, JOSHUA KIERON TARWOE was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing to elude, resisting without violence, possession of marijuana with intent, possession of controlled substances and possession of paraphernalia.