In Hazleton, Indiana, the ex-boyfriend of a woman has been accused of killing two dogs and setting them on fire. Jordan Hunt, 28, was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of animal cruelty, intimidation and killing a domestic animal.
According to the Courier and Press, investigators allege that Hunt shot the dogs and then burned their bodies leaving their remains in a rural area where their lifeless bodies were found. A Golden doodle and a pit bull mix belonged to the Evansville woman, Chelsie Koutz, who told police she once dated Hunt. On her Facebook page, Chelsie asked for the public’s help.
” CASH reward to any information regarding who took my babies. I came home at 6 this evening and unlocked my apartment door to find both of my girls gone. I don’t think who took them had a key because the window to my apartment was unlocked. This was personal for sure because absolutely nothing else was missing from my apartment. I believe the person who has them knew this would hurt me the most. They are not just DOGS to me. They are my world and my world has been completely turned upside down so who ever has them definitely accomplished hurting me in the most painful way. I believe I know who has them and I made a promise to the family I would not press charges as long as they are brought home safely. Please please please everyone share this so if for some reason they were dropped off on the side of the road someone may recognize them. They are both friendly…”
Someone had entered her home and stolen the dogs. Not long after, the ex-girlfriend received a message on her Facebook page leading to the arrest of Hunt. The dogs were both shot before they were burned.
Chelsie arrived at the scene shortly after police arrived. The dogs had been burnt, most likely to get rid of their bodies. Chelsie was devastated as she tried to hug the last remains of her two beloved dogs; their faces still intact, but nonetheless one of the most horrid moments any dog owner could ever face.
Hunt is now being held at the Pike County Jail on a $350,000 bond
(Photo of ex-boyfriend and dogs via Facebook)
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