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Arizona man charged with animal cruelty after allegedly stabbing dog to death

Posted at 10:10 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 01:33:58-05

A Fort Mohave man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly stabbed his dog to death earlier this week.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies charged Thomas Olroyd, 47, Monday evening for animal cruelty, causing death to animal, which is a felony.  

Approximately 5 p.m., deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence. Dispatch advised that the reporting party said that her friend is under doctor’s care but she was concerned about him as he made suicidal statements.  

Upon arrival, deputies contacted Olroyd. During conversations with Olroyd, he said there were demons on his roof.  

Further conversations with Olroyd, he said that he didn’t want to but he killed his dog by stabbing him.  

Fort Mohave Fire Department personnel responded and transported Olroyd to Valley View Medical Center.  

Deputies located the deceased dog in the backyard. The dog appeared to have suffered from injuries that Olroyd described.

Mohave County Animal Control responded and took custody of the deceased dog.