El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest a man in the unincorporated Sparks Neighborhood, east of city limits, after he allegedly struck family dog with a bat and attacked deputies.
EPCSO officials say the incident and arrest took place Monday, May 11, after deputies were called to the 13100 block of Fordham Drive in reference to a domestic verbal call.
When deputies arrived, their investigation found that 46-year-old Juan Manuel Adame had visited his mother at the residence. Deputies say that during the visit, Adame became aggressive and allegedly struck the family dog with a baseball bat.
As their investigation continued, Adame arrived at the residence and – as deputies attempted to make contact – they say he became aggressive and began to fight with them, subsequently striking one of the deputies and causing minor injuries.
Adame was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Assault Public Servant, Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals, and Resist Arrest Search or Transport with an $8500 bond.
Animal Welfare Officers responded to assist with the injured animal, which suffered a small cut to its face and bump to its head.