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Man accused of stabbing neighbor's dog with fishing gaff in Mandeville area

5 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, April 16 2019 Apr 16, 2019 April 16, 2019 2:41 PM April 16, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - The sheriff's office has arrested a man accused of beating and stabbing a neighborhood dog. 

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched Sunday to a residence on America Street near Mandeville in reference to a man beating a dog.

Deputies learned that a boy was out selling candy in the neighborhood when a small dog that was properly restrained on a porch at the residence on America Street bit him, causing a minor injury. The boy then told a relative, 29-year-old Matthew Forstall of Mandeville, about the incident.

Deputies say Forstall went to the residence and beat and stabbed the dog with a fishing gaff, causing serious injuries to the dog.

He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail Sunday evening and faces one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

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