Tecumseh man arrested for torturing his dog for two days

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A Tecumseh man has been charged with animal abuse after admitting to torturing his small dog for two days. According to an arrest affidavit, an Ozark County deputy arrived at the home of Brandon Patterson, 33, located on Highway PP after a complaint the man had been abusing his dog.

The Ozark County Times reports the deputy found Patterson on his back porch; both Patterson and the porch were wet. It had not been raining. The officer saw a small dog inside of a crate which had been sitting on the bottom of a metal garbage can. The dog was wet and lying on its side in apparent distress, trying to breathe while gasping and crying out in distress. At that time, Patterson admitted to the officer he had been “mean” to his dog for the last two days, and he was sorry.

In a disturbing description of what had occurred with the defenseless little pooch, Patterson said he put the dog in the trashcan and filled it with water. He forced the dog to swim until it became so exhausted it couldn’t swim anymore. Then he would dump the water and let the dog out, however he repeated the process several times. As if that wasn’t cruel enough, there was still more torture. While the dog was trying to swim for its life, Patterson pushed it under with his hand – all the while the little dog trying to survive until the dog bit him in the hand. One time he put the lid on top of the trashcan; keeping the dog swimming in complete darkness with only a small space of air between the top of the water and the lid of the can.

In a subsequent interview, Patterson stated he didn’t know why he or what he did to his dog. The deputy took the dog to a local veterinarian where it was treated for pneumonia and has since been released to a family member.

Patterson remains in the Ozark County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash only bond. He has been charged with animal abuse by torture while the animal was alive, a class E felony. He was also charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, marijuana, and the attempt to manufacture a controlled substance. If convicted, Patterson could face up to four years in prison.

(Photo of Tecumseh man who tortured his dog via Ozark County Jail booking photo)

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25 replies
    • blazenka says:

      Wish the same treatment for the evil sub-human monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very sickening, a very dangerous person, must be put behind bars…..

    • Roselyne CORNETTE says:

      Oui, pas de pitié pour les barbares, les sous merde, des parasites, des dangers pour la société. À MORT.

  1. Bunny Peters says:

    OMG…… Beyond disgusting. This POS needs lots of prison time for this cruelty (& a lifetime ban on ever having any contact with animals of any kind)…….

    Hope the rest of his useless life is filled with pain and suffering.

    Execution (not going to happen, but…..) would actually improve our planet since this POS is a waste of resources……

    To the furbaby: The monster who hurt you will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty……. Let’s hope he gets there sooner vs later!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    God how I wish reporters would cease calling maggots like this a man. This is NOT a man. “It” doesn’t even qualify as a human being. This is a SADIST. It’s a putrid SOS, rabid puke bag. What was done to the poor pup was beyond torture and required that POS to think up ways to scare the pup just short of killing the defenseless pup. This is one time I would have no problem becoming a vigilante just for an hour or so. What I would do…..

  3. Sharyn P says:

    This POS needs 20 yrs in jail with no time off for good behavior. Also put him on an animal abuse register for the rest of his life. What a coward, hope he gets what for in prison.

  4. Red says:

    This sick SOB needs to be locked up and the key thrown away. If he can not be locked up indefinitely….then also fine him a MINIMUM of $10,000 to be given to a shelter and a LIFE TIME BAN on ever owning or living in the same home as another pet. This idiot is a useless piece of flesh.

  5. Helen says:

    Tie his hands and feet and throw him in the ocean. Dunk him a few times and then let him be fish food for the sharks. Disgusting POS!

  6. Mickey.minnie22@yahoo.com says:

    I’m speechless. How is it possible to cause this kind of harm to a defenseless animal??? That poor dog must have been terrified not only from trying not to drown, but every time he heard this asshole getting close. God bless this little dog. I hope this guy gets his sss kicked in jail.

  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    The dog was released to a “family” member, where was this “family” member while this was going on? What a bunch of BS, he didn’t know what he had done or why! This POS needs to be put away for good, and even if he gets 4 years it isn’t enough!

    • linda says:

      I hope the family member will be kind to the POS’s dog. He didn’t know why he did this hmmmmm sounds like he couldn’t make up a better excuse.

  8. Debor33 says:

    I am sad to know someone in his family has this precious baby……I’m so afraid he will get the pup back & he should never be allowed to have any animals…..please say you will follow up & make sure this pup is safe.

  9. Sheri says:

    ????”IF CONVICTED “?????????

  10. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Ce barbare doit être exécuté sans pitié; La prison ne serre à rien pour des sous merde comme ce parasite.

  11. Mary Ann Clark says:

    I do not care why he did it, just put him away for life! Please someone save that dog and get it away from them!

  12. Elaine Briden says:

    No kidding…you have an affidavit. Stop wasting court time and money and just hang this fucker . What a piece of shit. Why don’t the family members teach him a lesson, i sure would. Maybe that dog isn’t safe with the family members either.

  13. Darla says:

    My heart is breaking for the dog – the terror that he felt all of the time he was trying to survive and wondering what was going to happen next. This POS needs to have the same thing done to him except don’t let him live.

  14. Nancy Raymond says:

    WHY would any authority release this poor dog to ANY family member? This hunk of maggot shit will get this dog back only to torture him some more – fuck jail, just send this subhuman hunk of sewer slime right to the wood chipper – the world will be better off.


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