NEW SMYRNA Beach, Fla. – A New Smyrna Beach front-location gentleman was arrested soon after deputies say he slashed a pet dog multiple occasions with a machete.
Deputies mentioned they arrested Richard Nelson on Friday on costs of animal cruelty and offering fake info to law enforcement. Investigators say Nelson lied about using self-protection in opposition to the doggy that he mentioned attacked him.
Officials reported the incident was described on July 9 in the yard of a dwelling on Jungle Street in New Smyrna Beach front. The dog’s operator advised investigators that Nelson was in the backyard when he attacked her pet that she had just allow outside. Investigators reported the operator informed them that the dog will not like Nelson from previous encounters but stated Nelson’s attack was unprovoked. Nelson told them that he was just sitting down in the lawn when the pet dog bit him in the upper body.
Suspect: Richard Nelson (Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace)
On July 10, deputies mentioned a Volusia County Animal Command officer contacted the Sheriff’s Place of work with surveillance video clip that caught the incident on camera. Officers mentioned the online video confirmed the puppy roaming close to the property until eventually it ran past Nelson and growled. They said Nelson then “responded by selecting up a machete and charging at the dog though throwing some thing at him,” according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Place of work.
(Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)
The Sheriff’s Business office mentioned the video clip confirmed Nelson continuing to chase the doggy close to the property and slash at the animal although the owner yelled for him to cease. Deputies stated the incident ongoing into a wooded region with thick brush.
(Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace)
(Courtesy: Volusia County Sheriff’s Office environment)
Officers claimed the video clip contradicted Nelson’s assert of self-protection.
On Friday, an off-obligation Edgewater Police Division K-9 officer noticed Nelson, who is a transient, and alerted deputies. Nelson was booked into the Volusia County Jail where officials said he created his 1st visual appearance and was introduced Saturday morning.
The Sheriff’s Workplace reported that animal management took custody of the canine and handled his accidents, saying he was ready to be up and walking all over soon right after.
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