SANFORD, FL – A couple months ago we reported on a man in Georgia who was accused of beating a woman with her dog. Now it is being reported that a man in Florida has been accused of doing the same thing.
Michael Jones, 42, was arrested last week on domestic battery and animal cruelty charges after police say he beat his live-in girlfriend with her own dog.
According to reports, Jones became angry when his live-in girlfriend and her daughter arrived home and one of them had tried to smoked crack cocaine. Jones informed her that he was going to kill her puppy before walking outside, pulling the dog out of his girlfriend’s her car, and punching out the windshield.
According to the victim, she tried to get the dog away from Jones when he began swinging it in the air. She said Jones pushed her to the ground and began beating her with her dog, striking her with the animal several times. After beating her with her dog, she says Jones choked her before riding away on a bicycle while carrying the dog.
Police would find Jones later with the dog and a bleeding hand. He denied causing any harm to the woman or the dog, claiming he fled the scene for his own safety. Police didn’t buy the story and charged him with domestic battery by strangulation, criminal mischief and animal cruelty. He is being held on $2,700 bond.
While the woman suffered some minor injuries to her neck, neither she or her dog were seriously injured.Tags: Assault, Beating, Crime, dog, Domestic Violence, Florida, Michael Jones