- Nevada, USA -
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested 40-year-old TOBENNA OKOBI (pictured below), in connection with the death of an innocent dog.
FOX5 reports that the arrest comes after an investigation police and Clark County Animal Control conducted on Tuesday, July 13.
Police received a call reporting someone killing a dog and then hanging the furbaby from a fence.
Authorities responded to the Siegel Suits apartment complex in the 3600 block of Boulder Highway, near Sahara Avenue where an animal control officer discovered the furbaby in fact hanging from a fence.
The puppy was tied up with a leash and did not have any room to move around.
The officer told police the dog had been hanging for about a day.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that police said: “The puppy was hanging on a fence on the south east side of the complex by the main office.”
Police then added that the animal control officer had attempted to detain OKOBI but he walked away.
Officers then tracked OKOBI down, took him into custody, and questioned him about the incident.
According to the report, OKOBI told police he had been looking for his dog for a day.
OKOBI also said he did not know his dog had been hung, and did not know who did it.
Video surveillance, however, showed OKOBI walk to the front of his apartment complex around 3:00 a.m.
Footage then shows that a short time later, OKOBI walks to the back of the complex without his dog.
Police said OKOBI also had “left his dog unattended in 113 degree weather without food or water” for hours.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that OKOBI was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of malicious torture and killing of an animal.
The filthy murderer was scheduled for an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday, July 14.
According to 8News, OKOBI is due back in court on Monday, July 19.
At the time of the writing there are no updates available regarding OKOBI’s court appearance.
8News obtained a copy of the incident reports which states that OKOBI has two outstanding warrants from previous charges involving carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possession with intent to sell drugs.
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