In Irving, Texas, police arrested the man allegedly seen stabbing a dog to death on surveillance video. The disturbing footage showed the man repeatedly stabbing the dog after he tied his pet to a dumpster behind a local business last month. On Friday, Joseph Ray Schell, 60 was charged with Cruelty to Non-livestock Animals.
According to the Star Telegram, Schell, 60, has been identified as the man seen in a surveillance video. The video had been widely distributed, and according to Irving police, helped to identify the suspect. The disturbing incident occurred on February 26 near West Irving Boulevard. Irving police spokesman James McLellan stated the footage clearly showed Schell and the three-year-old pit bull walking together as if they were both going for a walk – the dog did not appear to have done anything that may have provoked the man to repeatedly and brutally stab him.
“He seems fairly calculated and almost like some forethought went into this and some planning,” McLellan said.
A reward of $5,000 had been offered by the DFW Humane Society for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Schell is being held in the Irving City Jail.
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Photo of man accused of stabbing dog courtesy of Irving Police Department.
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