Sheriff Swanson Shares Video of Flint Man Stabbing Dog 20 Times
A Flint man is being held in the Genesee County jail after being seen on a doorbell camera stabbing his neighbor's dog 20 times.
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson shared a video clip at a press conference on Wednesday (11/2), saying that the dog bled to death after the incident.
Man Facing Many Charges
Terry Louis Key II has been charged with first-degree animal abuse, resisting and obstructing a police offer, and malicious destruction of property.
Please Note: The video below and some of the details of this story are extremely graphic.
The incident occurred on October 26 when Key went to confront a neighbor about a domestic violence situation he had been involved in, Swanson tells WNEM-TV. The woman was not home at the time, but her three-year-old pit bull Coco was chained up in front of the residence.
Key is seen on a recording from a video doorbell stabbing the animal 20 times, leaving the animal to lie on the ground bleeding to death. When Key returned to the woman's house to confront her, she barricaded herself in the home and called 911.
Several days later, Key is seen in the lobby of the Genesee County Jail, attempting to attack a sheriff's deputy. Swanson shared a brief video clip from this incident in the video below.
Sheriff Swanson tells the TV station that Key has a lengthy criminal history, having been arrested 15 times in the past.