Man Who Beat Dog With Hatchet Gets 6 Months
An Orting man who attacked and nearly killed his neighbor’s dog using a hatchet was sentenced Monday to six months in jail.
Ricky Lee Knowles will also be placed on electronic home monitoring for six months after he serves his jail sentence.
According to police, Knowles went into his neighbor’s yard on March 20 and used doggie treats to lure Kona, a golden retriever, into his own yard and then repeatedly hit the dog with a hatchet.
Neighbors heard the dog’s yelping, and when officers arrived they found the golden retriever tied to a pole, bleeding from severe wounds to his head and neck, prosecutors said.