Arapaho Drive Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse

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A 34-year old Arapaho Drive man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with aggravated animal abuse.

Officer Tamera Beebe responded to a complaint from a neighbor of Michael Todd, who reported seeing the man "beating his dog." The complainant showed the officer a video that they'd taken.

The incident occurred Friday morning around 8:30.


The suspect told the officer he was bitten by the dog on his hand and used a stick to keep the dog away.

It was when the suspect reportedly told the officer if she didn't take the dog away he "would put a bullet in her head," that he was arrested.


Todd will answer to the charge of aggravated animal abuse in General Sessions Court in June.

SOURCE: MPD Incident & Arrest Report 18-8876

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