- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BROWNWOOD, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man charged with trying to kill a pit bull with a knife and hammer has turned himself in to authorities.

KTXS-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1uk3lqn ) 54-year-old Thommy Wesley Wade surrendered after being indicted on one count of cruelty to a livestock animal. He was being held Wednesday morning at the Brown County jail on $10,000 bond.

Brownwood police responded to Wade’s house in October. They found Wade and his dog named Bruiser in the backyard. They say the dog and hammer were covered in blood.

Wade tells officers Bruiser had been suffering and that he was trying to put him down.

Bruiser is being fostered by Angles and Outlaws Bully Ranch in Stephenville.

Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney for Wade.

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Information from: KTXS-TV, https://www.ktxs.com


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