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Case ID: 11517
Classification: Beating
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
Drugs or alcohol involved
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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2007

County: Lubbock

Charges: Misdemeanor
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Tyson Mullins

Case Updates: 3 update(s) available

An 8-week-old Dachshund puppy is dead after allegedly being beaten by its owner's boyfriend. But as of Tuesday evening, no animal cruelty charges have been filed.

The beating reportedly occured in the early-morning hours of June 5 at the Savannah Oaks Apartments on the 5200 block of 50th Street, when a neighbor reported hearing three loud thuds and a scream like he had never heard before.

"I was woken up by a scream that didn't sound human and I figured out that it was the little dog, a little Dachshund," Randy Ransom said.

The small dog is commonly known as a Weiner dog. Ransom lives in the apartment next door and heard the entire incident happen before calling police.

"By the time I got out of bed to address the situation he had slammed her against the wall of the apartment three times," Ransom said.

Ransom beat on his own wall, trying to stop what was happening. According to reports, the dog suffered severe blunt force trauma to the body and was bleeding from the ears, mouth and nose.

"The police officer did tell me that the dog was dead and that there was a lot of blood in the apartment and that he was on the run," said Ransom.

Police later arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with public intoxication and evading arrest. Animal cruelty charges have not been filed as the case is still under investigation. Once complete, it will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for review.

Ransom added, "She was a little 8-week-old puppy. Very cute little Dachshund. It's a shame."

Case Updates

The grand jury indicted Lubbock resident Tyson Mullins on federal animal cruelty charges. Police say the 22-year-old beat his girlfriend's 8-week-old puppy to death last month. He claimed he did it because the dog went to the bathroom on his pillow. A trial date has not yet been set.
Source: - Jul 17, 2007
Update posted on Jul 20, 2007 - 2:09PM 
The case of the Lubbock man accused of killing a dachshund puppy to death is expected to go before a Lubbock Grand Jury on Tuesday.

Tyson Mullins, 22, is charged with animal cruelty. He allegedly beat his girlfriend's puppy to death last month. Mullins was reportedly angry at the 8-week-old puppy for going to the bathroom on his pillow.
Source: News Channel 11 - July 13, 2007
Update posted on Jul 16, 2007 - 9:07PM 
A Lubbock man is now charged with two counts of animal cruelty in connection with the beating death of an 8-week-old Dachshund puppy earlier this month.

Tyson Mullins, 22, is accused of striking his girlfriend's dog at Savannah Oaks Apartments on 50th, west of Slide Road.

A neighbor heard loud noises and squeals, and then called police. In the police report, an officer claims that Mullins says he "hit the dog as hard as he would a grown man" because it urinated on his pillow.
Source: KCBD News - June 28, 2007
Update posted on Jul 1, 2007 - 1:59PM 


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