Aaron Hacecky duct-taped and beat dog to death: Cops

Aaron Hacecky (Davidson County Jail)

A 25-year-old man in South Dakota was arrested after he allegedly beat his girlfriend’s dog to death with his bare hands, using duct tape to bind its mouth and legs before brutally pummeling the animal.

Aaron Hacecky was taken into custody on July 30 and is currently facing one count of cruelty to an animal, a Class 6 felony, one count of possession of a controlled substance, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities confirmed to Law&Crime.

According to a copy of the probable cause affidavit obtained by The Daily Republic, officers with Mitchell Police Department on July 30 responded to a call at a residence on West 12th Street regarding a domestic incident. Upon arriving at the scene, the first responding officer reportedly said that he observed an adult male — later identified as Hacecky — “punching a black lab in the head several times with a closed fist.”

After witnessing the attack, the officer immediately placed Hacecky in handcuffs to prevent him from harming the animal any further, the report states.

Once Hacecky was neutralized, the officer went to the dog and noticed that its mouth had been “tightly shut” and bound with duct tape, Sioux Falls CBS affiliate KELO-TV reported. The dog’s two front legs and its back legs had also reportedly been taped together.

“The dog was struggling to breathe and its chest was making very rapid, large rise and falls of attempting to breathe,” the officer wrote.

The officer was able to get the duct tape off of the dog’s mouth and legs and reportedly saw that the animal was actively bleeding from its nose.

Aaron Hacecky duct-taped and beat dog to death: Cops

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