Maricopa County Sheriff's officials are trying to sort out an incident in which a pit bull was stabbed to death at a home in east Mesa.
Deputy Lindsey Smith said that around noon Saturday, deputies responded to a call of a domestic dispute at the home near Ellsworth Road and University Drive.
Smith said the two parties involved had apparently left the residence together without injury to one another.
In the meantime, a pit bull was found with stab wounds.
Smith said it is believed the male subject stabbed the dog and that there was evidence of a struggle between the animal and the man.
Apparently both parties involved in the dispute are from out of state and it appeared they have left Arizona, Smith said.
Smith said the homeowners were out of state at the time, but know the two subjects involved in the incident.
She said the circumstances surrounding the dog's injuries are unclear, but investigators are not ruling out self defense.
A brutal attack on a pit bull lands a Lincoln man in jail. Lincoln Police tell Action 3 News that 48-year old ANTHONY HOLLMAN stabbed the dog, after getting into a fight with his girlfriend early this morning.
Investigators say at one point, Hollman started to poke his girlfriend's dog with a broomstick. The dog turned around and bit him in the leg. That's when police say, the man grabbed a butcher knife and started stabbing the dog. The animal has severe wounds to its head, neck and side. The Humane Society took the dog in for treatment. The pit bull is still alive, but veterinarians cannot say it he will survive.
Hollman went to a hospital to be treated for his bite, then police arrested him and hauled him off to jail. He's charged with a felony count of animal cruelty, and a misdemeanor count of child neglect, because his girlfriend's 15-year-old son witnessed what happened.
for the record, i think the dog was justified in biting this idiot.