FLINT, MI– A 36-year-old Flint male was jailed after presumably stabbing a next-door neighbor’s pit bull several times then leaving it to bleed out and pass away.
Terry Louis Secret II, 36, was charged with first-degree animal abuse, withstanding and blocking an officer, and harmful damage of residential or commercial property and is presently in prison.
Secret was apprehended on Halloween after he appeared in the lobby of the Genesee County Prison and entered into a run-in with a prison deputy, Constable Chris Swanson stated throughout a Wednesday, Nov. 2, press conference.
” He pertains to the Genesee County Prison lobby after killing a dog, after getting associated with a domestic (run-in), after having an incredibly violent past and we have another encounter with the officers,” Swanson stated.
Detectives had actually recognized Secret from a Ring camera video that caught the stabbing, Swanson stated. Secret stabbed the dog, called Coco, after he learnt his next-door neighbor was not house. Secret was associated with a domestic disagreement that he thought was brought on by his next-door neighbor.
He’s been jailed 15 times in the past with convictions of sexual attack, worsened attack, domestic violence and attacking a law enforcement officer, the constable stated.
Throughout the press conference, Swanson attended to the supposed occurrence including Secret along with one extra animal abuse case. The constable stated information programs that those who abuse animals are most likely to do the very same thing to other individuals.
” There is a direct link in between those that abuse, abuse, overlook and battle animals to those that do the very same things to human beings,” Swanson stated.
Another Flint male was jailed and charged with first-degree animal abuse after an animal rights volunteer discovered a pit bull mix on the edge of death from a collar that was too tight.
Darrontae Johnson, 32, was jailed after a Michigan Pit Bull Education Program volunteer reported the dog’s condition to authorities. Johnson is presently out on bond, Swanson stated.
The dog, called Beretta, had a collar so tight that it cut through his skin, Swanson stated. Beretta was within 24 hr of bleeding to death, Swanson stated, however animal control had the ability to conserve her.
First-degree animal abuse is a felony punishable by as much as 4 years in jail.
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