Sex offender accused of beating dog with golf club in Everett

EVERETT — A Leavenworth man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of animal cruelty after allegations he beat a dog with a golf club.

Four witnesses, including the dog’s owner, provided statements to police after a Feb. 29 incident in the 3500 block of Everett Avenue.

The dog owner reported that her dog escaped from her fenced yard, crossed the road and began to bark at two men across the street.

One of the men got into a car while the other smoked outside.

“At no time did the dog attempt to bite either of the men,” police wrote in a report.

The owner called the dog and it began to return home, witnesses told police.

The men then allegedly chased the dog into the street “and savagely beat the dog, repeatedly hitting it in the head with the golf clubs,” according to a police report.

One of the men said the other hit the dog with a golf club but denied doing so himself. He was interviewed and released. The investigation is continuing.

The other man, 28 and from Leavenworth, is a convicted sex offender. He was charged in February with failing to register as a sex offender. He was arrested Friday afternoon in Arlington and taken to the hospital for medical evaluation for a heart condition before being booked into jail.

He was convicted of rape as a teenager in 2004, and has been arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in recent years.

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