A Detroit man was arrested and accused of stealing his ex-girlfriend’s dog and sending her videos of him abusing the animal.
Julius Hawley, 55, was charged with one count of second-degree home invasion, one count of first-degree animal murder/cruelty, one count of burglary of a building and one count of stalking.
He allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and stole her Yorkshire terrier mix and several items. Holly then sent videos of herself beating and torturing the dog.
The dog was later released in a bucket next to a house and taken to Michigan Humane to ensure its safety.
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“Michigan Humane is proud to partner with the Michigan Department of the Attorney General to not only investigate cruelty cases, but also provide safe havens for animals in times of crisis,” Michigan Humane President and CEO Matt Pepper said in a statement. Gah should also be offered.” “I am pleased to say that the dog involved in this case, after receiving medical attention from our team, is doing very well and has returned home.”
Holly was wanted by authorities after allegedly abusing animals. Police tracked him down in Ohio. He was then deported back to Michigan.
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Under Michigan law, anyone who tortures or kills a domestic animal with the intent to cause mental anguish or suffering or with the intent to control a person is guilty of a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Is.
“Those who attempt to evade law enforcement will be tracked down and held accountable,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “I want to thank Michigan Humane for the programming and support they provide to victims of domestic violence who would otherwise be reluctant to leave a dangerous situation if it means losing their pets. had to be left behind.”
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Holly received a $200,000 cash/surety bond. Holly was also arraigned on an outstanding 2019 warrant and received a $50,000 cash/surety bond on the case.
He will be heard on Monday.