The pup had been declared dead following an animal control cop arriving on a report to the suspect’s apartment building on mid-day Tuesday and discovered it hung from a fence beside the main office, according to police.
Animal control said to authorities he attempted to apprehend the canine’s owner, however, the male suspect ignored him and walked off. Police headed to the location and then located the implicated puppy killer who was determined to be age 40, Tobenna Okobi.
The male suspect stated he had actually been trying to find his puppy for one full day, he said he didn’t realize the puppy had been tied up near the front office. But the suspect’s account crumbled as quickly as police officers examined security video from the location.
The video recording revealed Okobi strolling his puppy over to the front of the apartment building at about 3 a.m. the same day and coming back to his residence a few minutes afterward with no dog, police said.
“Due to the fact that Tobenna left his dog unattended in 113-degree weather without food or water and the dog ultimately passed away, Tobenna was placed under arrest,” cops stated in a report of the incident.
Tobenna Okobi is facing charges of willful or malicious torture as well as the murder of an animal. Okobi was additionally jailed on an outstanding warrant charging him with illegal drugs possession as well as carrying a concealed weapon without a license.
Okobi is expected to appear in court with a date set at July 28 for a preliminary hearing, according to jail records.
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