Arguelles, Kassandra Patricia
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AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
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[NARRATIVE #1 on July 23, 2023]
On the incident date of 7/23/23 I recieved an annonimous complaint of a brown and black dog at [100 BLOCK] Heather Lane that appeared to have been left outside and died. The complaintant advised that the dog frequently runs free in the neighborhood and has been aggressive towards humans while on walks. I advised the complaintant that I would check the area for the dogs wellfare at this time.
I responded code one and on arrival located the dog attatched to a lead next to [100 BLOCK] Heather Lane. Upon approaching the dog it did not appear to be breathing and had numberous flies on its body. I then got closer to the dog and confirmed that it was in fact deceased. I then rang the door bell and spoke to Brendon Parrish who gave me his phone number to speak with him.
I contacted Mr. Parrish by phone and asked him who the brown and black dog belonged to. Mr. Parrish stated “its my dog”, I then advised him that his dog was deceased and he handed the phone to Kassandra Arguelles. Mrs. Arguelles advised that the dog (a cane corso) was hers. Mrs. Arguelles advised that they had left the residence the previous night at 12:00 and had placed the cane corso on the runner with food and water.
Mrs. Arguelles advised that she was three hours away from the residence and was on the way home. I asked Mrs. Arguelles if she had contacted anyone to take care of the dog while they were away from the residence for an extended period of time, which she stated “no”. A the time of the call I documented the weather in Commerce GA to be 89 Degrees and 94 Degrees with humidity and outside conditions. At the time of the call the dog’s body was located in direct sunlight and the steel braded chord which was coated in plastic and attatched to the dogs collar appeared to be wrapped tightly around the dogs neck.
It appeared that at some point the dog had struggled to remove himself from the runner and lead and became entangled cutting of his airway. I also noticed that there was a plastic bucket that was turned over and empty in the area of the lead. There also appeared to be two food bowls in different locations, one which was empty and the second which was 1/4 full. The water bowl was also empty at the time of the investigation and had numberous flies flying around the food and water sources.
I also contacted animal control regarding the incident. I photographed the area and uploaded the pictures to the incident report. I have taken warrants for both subjects at this time for the listed charge.
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[NARRATIVE #2 on July 23, 2023]
On July 23, 2023, I served Kassandra P. Arguelles with Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Ms. Arguelles’ home at [100 BLOCK] Heather Lane was a part of an investigation today that stemmed from animal cruelty. She was not home at the time of the investigation. I approached the residence and Ms. Arguelles was standing at the driveway. I asked her to identify herself and told her to explain to me what happened with the dog while she was gone.
She stated that she made the dog a runner besides the home. The dog was left outside while she was gone. I explained to her that she left the dog in an unjust state. There was no food or water left for the dog. No shade, no fan and it was 90 degrees outsided today. The dog is now deceased and still laying on the ground next to the runner.
At this time I told Ms. Arguelles to place her hands on the vehicle next to her and placed her in handcuffs. Ms. Arguelles was arrested for aggravated animal cruelty. She was handcuffed behind her back. The handcuffs were double locked and checked for fit. Ms. Arguelles was placed into the rear of my patrol vehicle where she was placed in a seat belt.
Ms. Arguelles was transported to Jackson County jail without incident. The proper intake paperwork was completed. My backseat was checked and cleared.
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