A York Haven, PA, man is accused of a brutal attack on his ex-girlfriend and her dog. According to Friday’s York Dispatch, 33-year-old Jonathan Matthew Hibner viciously attacked Michelle Leister, and stabbed her two-year-old female pit bull in the leg.
Hibner is accused of breaking into Leister’s home before beating, choking and stabbing her early Friday morning; it is unknown if the dog was attempting to protect her owner when Hibner turned his sites on her. The dog, name unknown, is expected to survive – she was taken to an area animal shelter for treatment.
Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder commented on the aftermath of the attack, “There was blood all over the house, and there’s a hole in the door where he must have kicked it in.” The violent incident has resulted in a multitude of charges for Hibner, including simple assault, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats, animal cruelty, burglary, criminal trespass and harassment.
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