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Monday, May 2, 2005County: Dauphin
Alleged: James E Street
A man is accused of stabbing his brother's Rottweiler to death after the dog bit him, apparently because it thought the two men were fighting.
James E. Street, will be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. May 12 before District Judge George Zozos on a charge of cruelty to animals.
District Judge LaVon Postelle ordered Street, 22, to be held on $20,000 bail. Street also has a probation and parole detainer on him and owes $306 for fines and costs owed Dauphin County.
Postelle told Street that cruelty to animals is a third-degree felony punishable by up to a year in prison.
According to an affidavit filed in connection with the case, Harrisburg police officer Daniel B. Jenkins was dispatched to the home shortly before 8 p.m. May 2, 2005 to investigate a report that a man had fatally stabbed his brother's dog.
Street's brother, Darien Bishop, told Jenkins that his 4-year-old black-and-tan Rottweiler named Kato had bitten Street in the back of the pants and had attempted to pull Street off him.
According to the report, Street became agitated, went to the kitchen and returned with a steak knife.
Jenkins said the dog was stabbed numerous times and had large lacerations on its head and torso.
Street had left the home before Jenkins arrived. However, he returned and was arrested.
- Penn Live - May 4, 2005
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