Grays Harbor man arrested for rape and killing of dog

A suspect was arrested in Grays Harbor, for the brutal sexual assault and killing of a dog in March.

A press release from Thurston County Animal Services says the man was taken into custody after an extensive investigation across several counties and is being held without bail.

The case aired on “Washington’s Most Wanted” last week and generated tips that ultimately led to the suspect.

According to the release the man is a convicted felon whose criminal history includes domestic violence, burglary and controlled substance charges.

A mountain biker came across a dead dog hanging from a tree branch in the Summit Lake area of Thurston County on March 21.

A veterinary necropsy proved that the dog had been aggressively sexually assaulted before being hung, and dying of asphyxiation.

According to the release the dog had been living with the suspect for about four days before he allegedly raped and killed it.

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