Police Looking for Detroit Man Who Tortured Dog & Sent Video to Ex
Police in the Detroit area are looking for a man who videotaped his ex-girlfriend's dog being tortured and then sent her the footage.
Julius Holley is accused of stealing the woman's six-pound Yorkie, torturing it, and leaving it in a bucket outside the woman's front door.
Horrific Case of Animal Abuse in Detroit
Matt Pepper is the president of Michigan Humane. He tells Detroit's WDIV-TV that it's one of the worst cases of animal abuse he's seen.
“They repeatedly slam the dog's head into a wall, into drawers,” Pepper said. “They involve beating the dog with objects, all while yelling obscenities directed at the woman. Meanwhile, the dog is a 6-pound dog that can not defend itself.”
Pepper says the dog is currently in the foster care of one of its lead veterinarians.
Michigan Attorney General Weighs In
Michigan's Attorney General says Holley could be facing a lot of jail time for the incident.
“One count of second-degree home invasion is a 15-year felony,” said Nessel. “One count of torturing or killing an animal is a 10-year felony. One count of larceny is a four-year felony, and one count of stalking is a one-year-misdemeanor.” i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i
Police say a warrant has been issued for Holley but he is currently on the run.