Man charged with killing, torturing dogs

Sunday Times Newspapers

TRENTON – A 21-year-old resident was arraigned in 33rd District Court Sept. 21 for allegedly killing three of his former girlfriend’s dogs in separate incidents in 2014.

Allen Lee Bonds remains jailed on a $250,000, 10 percent bond. He is charged with felonies in connection with two counts of torturing and killing animals and second-degree home invasion. He is also charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and animal cruelty causing death.

He appeared before Judge Michael McNally and is set for a preliminary examination of the evidence against him on Oct. 11.

Bonds, is a Trenton High School graduate who is attending Ferris State University pursuing a degree in law enforcement.

Police said the deaths started in July 2014. The former girlfriend went to police in December 2014 after three dogs had died suspiciously.

A report said the girlfriend and her mother left two Yorkshires in Bonds’ care. They returned to find one of the dogs dead and the other in a closet acting timid. The second dog died about two weeks later.

In late August 2014, the woman reported checking on her new dog before leaving for work. The dog was fine and allegedly with Bonds. She left the room and a short time later Bonds called her in the room and the dog was dead. The dog’s neck was reportedly snapped.

In December 2014 the woman found another one of her dogs, McGee, with a bloody nose. Several days later, McGee was let outside into the back yard and appeared healthy. When the woman and her mother returned to their house, McGee was lying in the backyard and lethargic.

The pair took the dog to the vet, where he was treated for multiple injuries. The veterinarian reportedly said the dog suffered injuries from blunt force trauma.

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