According to Friday's publication of the Reno Gazette-Journal, a man was arrested on felony animal torture charges this week after several dismembered dogs were discovered in a motel room in Reno, Nev.
Staff at the Super 8 Motel on South Virginia Street made the gruesome discovery inside of 24-year-old Jason Brown's room on Tuesday afternoon; five mutilated dogs' bodies were found inside of the room.
Brown was said to have kept the motel maids from entering the room for several days, but on Tuesday, a maid entered the room to clean when no one answered the door. The maid was greeted by a horrific scene - the room was described as being covered in bloodstains, dog limbs, bloodied knives and scissors, as well as drug paraphernalia. Several dog heads were found in the room's refrigerator and a decapitated dog's body was in the bathtub.
Brown is believed to have acquired some of the dogs via Craigslist from people who were hoping to find new homes for their pets; some collars and identifying tags were in the room as well.
Two of the dogs, named Fernell and McGee, are believed to be among the deceased dogs found in the room - a Sparks woman who could no longer care for the small dogs is believed to have given the Chihuahua mixes to Brown.
Following Brown's arrest some individuals contacted investigators to report that they had heard of the accused dog killer's acquisition of dogs through Craigslist; the authorities were told that Brown had stated that he had "urges of rage," and that he had admitted to killing a dog in the past.
Brown is being held on $60,000 bail.
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