Dog abduction gone bad sends two men to the county doghouse

The suspects allegedly tried to take the dog at knifepoint and threatened to kill the people at home.

GRANITE FALLS — Two men were arrested last week over an attempted dog abduction gone bad.

A 19-year-old Marysville man was arrested for investigation of felony robbery and burglary after allegedly trying to take a dog he shared with his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend from her house.

The suspect had a domestic violence no contact order against him involving his former girlfriend. In addition to the dog, the couple have a 4-month-old child.

Court papers said he and another man, 18, who had a knife, threatened to kill all four people in the house unless they gave up the dog.

A friend dropped the men about 200 yards from the house, which they entered through an unlocked front screen door.

The ex-girlfriend was inside the house with her sister and several other people.

The man with the knife allegedly held it about six inches from one of the occupant’s throat. He reportedly said he was going to cut him unless given the dog, court records said.

The ex-girlfriend’s sister grabbed the dog. Holding the knife, he turned to her and said, “Give me the dog,” according to the court documents.

She refused.

He told her, “l’m going to slice you up,” according to court papers.

She fled to another room.

The men left with the dog. Someone in the home called for the dog and it ran back to the house.

The men drove away. A backpack with a black-handled knife was found during a traffic stop.

The 19-year-old suspect slipped from the officer’s grasp. He ran down Mountain Loop Highway and into the woods. He was caught about 40 yards away in thick brush and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

The other suspect also was booked into jail for investigation of robbery and burglary. The victims identified him as the man threatening them with the knife.

Andrea Brown: abrown@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3443. Twitter @reporterbrown.

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