Las Vegas man faces animal cruelty charges after puppy found hanged

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A Las Vegas antheral has been arrested successful the decease of a puppy recovered hanging from a obstruction connected Tuesday.

Las Vegas constabulary said they were called to an flat analyzable connected the 3600 artifact of Boulder Highway astatine 1:34 p.m. regarding the decease of a dog. Upon arrival, they recovered the dormant canine and arrested its owner, Tobenna Okobi, 40, of Las Vegas.

An apprehension study for Okobi states a Clark County carnal power serviceman told constabulary a antheral “had hung his canine and the canine was not breathing.”

“The puppy was hanging connected a obstruction connected the southbound eastbound broadside of the analyzable by the main office,” constabulary said, adding the carnal power serviceman had attempted to detain Okobi but helium walked away.

Officers past tracked Okobi down and took him into custody.

Okobi denied tying his canine up connected the fence, but surveillance video told a antithetic story.

“Video footage from the flat analyzable shows Tobenna walking to the beforehand of the analyzable astatine astir 3 this morning,” constabulary said. “A fewer minutes aboriginal helium is seen walking backmost towards the rear of the analyzable without his dog.”

Police said Okobi besides had “left his canine unattended successful 113 grade upwind without nutrient oregon water” for hours.

Okobi was booked astatine the Clark County Detention Center connected suspicion of malicious torture and sidesplitting of an carnal and was scheduled for an archetypal quality successful Las Vegas Justice Court connected Wednesday.

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