Saturday, September 1, 2012

Man Kills Wife's Puppies

Michael J. Hoyt, 44, of 866 N. New State Road, is charged with two counts each of domestic violence and animal cruelty. Norwalk Assistant Law Director Scott Christophel said after Hoyt shot the dogs, he pointed the handgun at his wife and threatened to harm her Wednesday night.
"I don't believe there was any physical harm (to her). I think there was some shoving," Christophel said.
Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Ted Patrick said Hoyt denied pointing the handgun at his wife, "but that's what she's alleging."
Sheriff's dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call at 7:08 p.m. about a domestic dispute at Hoyt's home. Christophel said it started out as a "verbal altercation," but declined to elaborate. Patrick said Hoyt's wife confronted her husband about a suspected extramarital affair, Hoyt became upset, went outside and shot the two white Yorkie puppies.
Three deputies responded and reported they arrested the suspect and transported him to the Huron County Jail without incident. Prior to the deputies' arrival, Hoyt had unloaded the gun and left it on the porch, Patrick said.
"When they arrived, he was sitting on the tailgate of his pickup truck," Patrick said.
Hoyt was released later after posting a $5,000 bond.
Norwalk Municipal Court Judge John Ridge issued a temporary protection order while the case is pending. Christophel said that means Hoyt must stay at least 500 feet away from his wife. Court records indicate Hoyt is prohibited from having any communication or association with his wife, isn't allowed at 866 N. New State Road or his wife's place of employment.



Dr. Theda said...

Execute...the "Bastard"... I like dog more than People...

David said...

You and me both, lots of people do I think. Just look at peoples reactions when they see a dog get hurt on TV verses the reaction to a person getting hurt on TV, just for one instance.

BASE said...

poor puppies...Shot for no purpose.....