Bay City, MI — Due to prior convictions, Jeremy K. Haire, 29, could get 15 years in prison for allegedly stomping his fiancée’s Yorkshire terrier, Missy, to death.
Saturday night, Haire’s fiancée, Kayla Stepanski, 21, brought Missy into the Bay Regional Medical Center. She told a police officer there that she and Haire had been to a golf outing earlier that day and that Haire ‘had consumed quite a bit of alcohol.’ On returning to their home, Haire reportedly began punching and shoving her, she said.
Stepanski told the officer that when she went to call 911, Haire yanked the phone cord from the wall. In response, she called to Missy, picked her up and began to leave.
At this point, Haire reportedly pushed her knocking her over a baby gate. This casued Stepanski to drop the 2-pound dog. Haire then allegedly stomped on the animal and yelled, “Now your dog is dead!” according to court records. Stepanski said that she picked up her now-dead dog, ran outside and got in her car.
The bruised Stepanski also reportedly told police that Haire suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has not been taking his medication.
Officers found Haire walking nearby, smelling heavily of ‘intoxicants.’ Haire told them Stepanski was the aggressor and that she ripped the phone cord from the wall, court records show. Deputies investigating viewed the residence – noting a flat-screen TV and coffee table were overturned and broken. Haire claimed Stepanski caused the damage. He then began crying and kicked a tree, court records show.
Deputies arrested Haire without incident. While sitting in a deputy’s car, he reportedly said, “When I get out of jail, she’s done.”
Haire denied making the comment at his arraignment.
Haire reportedly has a criminal history that includes adjudication or conviction on charges of armed robbery, unlawfully driving away an automobile, and carrying a concealed weapon. At the time of his arrest, Haire was on probation in Bay County Circuit Court on a charge of assault with intent to commit second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded guilty to the charge in 2010 and is required to register as a sex offender until 2035.
At the time of this arrest, Haire was also free on bond in District Court on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and malicious destruction of a building.
The judge set our one-person-crime-spree’s bond at $100,000 cash-surety. Haire is scheduled to appear for a preliminary examination on August 2.
For those of you in the dating scene, I can only say that if an inadequately medicated, dog-stomping, registered sex offender suffering from post traumatic stress disorder with past accusations and/or convictions purported to include armed robbery, vehicle theft, malicious destruction, and concealed weapons charges can find love, surely you can too!
I wouldn’t, however, recommend doing it with him…Tags: Animal Cruelty, Domestic Violence, Jeremy K. Haire, killing, Michigan, stomping, Yorkshire terrier