Police: Man accused of killing dog with machete


ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A man faces a felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty for reportedly killing his dog with a machete.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal cruelty complaint Saturday evening in the 2600 block of San Juan Drive.

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A witness told deputies that; the suspect, 59-year-old Charles Edward Allen, killed his dog with a machete because it bit him. SJCO said the witness saw the dead dog lying in the woods behind a home.

Allen told deputies that he killed the dog because the dog bit him several times.

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Allen was taken to Flagler Hospital to receive treatment and was later booked into the St. Johns County Jail.

He is being held on a $25,000 bond.