Texas shooter Devin Patrick Kelley had been arrested for beating his dog

The man accused of killing 26 people and wounding 20 others at a Texas church on Sunday had at one point been charged with animal cruelty in Colorado Springs for beating and dragging his young dog.

According to the Denver Channel, Devin Patrick Kelley had been arrested for animal cruelty in Colorado in 2014. An El Paso County Sheriff’s Office affidavit states deputies arrested him at the Colorado Springs RV park where he lived. One neighbor told a deputy that Kelley chased the young Alaskan Husky until he caught up with the dog and then jumped on top of it – pinning the dog down to the ground. With a closed fist, Kelley beat the dog in the head and face several times. Another neighbor reported he had witnessed Kelley grab the dog, throw it into the air and then onto the ground as he dragged the defenseless animal back to his camper as the puppy whined and cried.

When officers arrived at the camper on August 1, 2014, Kelley initially refused to speak with authorities and denied abusing his dog. One deputy said the puppy appeared underweight. When Kelley finally agreed to talk about the dog, he stated he chased the dog because she would not obey his commands and continued to run away.  He also stated the dog had been acting “aggressive to another dog,” but denied abusing the dog.

Officers arrested Kelley for misdemeanor animal cruelty and took the Husky to a veterinary center. Kelly was given a probationary sentenced and was ordered to pay $368 in retribution. There have been no reports if the dog was ever returned to him.

 

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14 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m not surprised, most of us know it isn’t much of a leap from animal abuse to killing humans. Our justice system needs to take more notice of these POS’s abusing animals, many do something like this sooner or later.

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  2. maxiemom says:

    Hmmm… This miserable scumbag abused his wife and child as well as his dog and had NO GUN PERMIT, yet was sold a gun by a gun shop only what, a year ago?

    How the hell is that even possible????????????

    Problem is, the animal cruelty charge was a MISDEMEANOR, but, if you look at the time frame, it was done 2 years AFTER he broke the skull of his infant stepson!!!

    Now tell me how beating his dog, under those circumstances, should EVER have been looked at as a misdemeanor, when this POS was obviously a dangerous felon and a danger to EVERYONE around him, especially those he lived with and those who were weaker than him?

    I hope the dog wasn’t returned to him. If so, the dog is dead, and the authorities who returned him are responsible for the dog’s death. They failed to look at this MONSTER’S record.

    He should have been locked up for this, just like he never should have gotten his hands on those guns .

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  3. Josephine Frazier says:

    THIS MONSTER IS AN EXAMPLE OF ANYONE THAT IS COWARD ENOUGH TO HURT A DEFENSELESS ANIMAL IS A SIGN OF A MONSTER THAT SATAN HAS BROUGHT TO BRING DESTRUCTION TO THIS PLANET, AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE MANY THAT THE EVIL SPIRIT HAS DOMINATED TO THOSE THAT LET THE EVIL SPIRIT IN! A PERSON HAS TWO CHOICES, TO DO THE WRONG OR TO DO THE RIGHT. IN OUR MINDS WHERE WE HAVE GOOD AND BAD SPIRIT, WE MAKE A CHOICE AND DEPENDING ON THE CHOICE WE MAKE DETERMINES WHETHER WE CHOSE GOD OR SATAN. IT’S THAT SIMPLE! ALSO, IF PEOPLE ONLY PRAY AND NEVER ALLOW THE BAD SPIRIT TO TAKE CHARGE OF OUR MINDS AND SPIRIT, WE WILL FIND OUT THAT GOD IS ALWAYS THERE TO HOPEFULLY CHOSE HIM AND HIS FAITH WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING CHOICES. IN TODAY’S WORLD WHERE WE SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF SATAN’S ARMY, I ONLY HOPE THAT GOD IS COMING AND THESE EVIL MONSTERS GET SENT BACK TO HELL WHERE THEY ALL SUFFER IN PAIN OVER AND OVER EACH DAY AND NIGHT.

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  4. Red says:

    OK COURT SYSTEM!!!! Here is the PERFECT EXAMPLE!!!! You have eye witnesses, and the monster himself admitted beating his defenseless dog. So, what do you do? Give him probation and charge him $368. Wow…… how could he HAVE NOT LEARNED HIS LESSON?!?!?!?!
    You could have locked this nut away, and maybe changed all that happened!

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  5. Mary Ann Clark says:

    What happened to this poor dog? They should have locked him up and thrown away the key! This is what happens when animal abusers are let go!

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  6. PAMELA D says:

    THIS UGLY COWARD MOTHERFUC%ER POS NEEDS TO SLOWLY ROT AND DIE. HE IS A DISGUSTING EXAMPLE OF SCUMBAG ANIMAL ABUSERS WHO CAN’T TAKE ON ANYONE THEIR OWN SIZE. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A FEW MINUTES WITH THIS LOW LIFE BASTARD. I HOPE HE GETS CANCER AND SLOWLY ROTS NOW. TAKING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHO DID NOTHING TO HIM AND ABUSING ANIMALS IS THE LOWEST POS MOTHERFUCKER YOU CAN HAVE ON THIS EARTH. I WISH HIM A SLOW ROTTEN DEATH.

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    Somebody should have shot this bastard a long time ago. He was nothing more than a hunk of sewer sludge and proved it by his cruelty to animals and now his final act of killing 26 innocent people in church no less. Some people should have been thrown out with the afterbirth.

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  8. Darla says:

    And yet some people won’t believe that many animal abusers go on to commit crimes against people. Those of us who know that is BS aren’t surprised at all that this POS did what he did to the puppy and now to the innocent people of Texas. The SOB needs to fry.

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  9. ellen cottone says:

    we all know the dog was returned to him rite,
    and he killed him brutally and slowly.
    A starving and beaten dog trying to escape the monster. its like a horror movie . and even with an eye whitness nothing was done to step in.
    The shoot up at a church , his nephews cracked skull, and the life time of undocumented horror and abuse to family and their pets.
    this ones on you, Colorado springs police, not an animal lover among you.
    this ones on you the united States air force, for the cover up and turning him loose on his family, anmals both domestic and wild,
    this ones on you. and now you will pay, because it is
    ALL YOUR FAULT!
    the savy church going animal loveing lawyers are gathering.
    you are the subject. The United States Airforce Will never be the same
    You make me sick to my stomach,
    I am breathless.

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