ROCKLEDGE, Florida – A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly bit a puppy repeatedly in the ears and then bit his brother on Monday afternoon in Rockledge, Florida.
According to a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit, 30-year-old Zachary Thomas Kelly became upset when his girlfriend’s four-month-old puppy was acting up at their home on Coronado Drive. So Kelly allegedly held down the puppy in the living room and began biting the dog on the ears in order to “teach him a lesson.”
The puppy began to yelp due to the pain from the bites, which caused Kelly’s mother to come into the living room to see what was the matter. The mother then pushed Kelly off of the dog, deputies say.
Kelly’s brother, upon hearing the commotion, also came to the living room. That’s when Kelly allegedly punched his brother in the left and the two began fighting. During the fight, Kelly allegedly bit his brother in the left nipple, leaving visible bite marks with broken skin.
Kelly then fled the scene but was pulled over by a Rockledge Police Department K-9 unit for speeding just a few minutes later. He was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty with pain and suffering, battery domestic violence, driving under the influence, reckless driving, and driving under the influence.
Kelly was booked into the Brevard County Jail on a $5,500 bond.