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Police charge man in shooting, chain sawing dog

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 12:52 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 12:25 AM
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The owners of a dog that police say was killed Sunday morning by their neighbor are left with questions after reading about its death on the Internet.

Pablo Chaves
Pablo Chaves

“We thought he had run away,” Rolanda Jackson said.

After reading a story Monday on the Jail Report, Jackson learned that Zuru, her family’s Rottweiler-pit bull terrier mix, had died and that their neighbor, Pablo Cesar Chaves, 35, was facing charges.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, police were called to 2006 Chester Ave. around 2 a.m. Sunday for trouble with a neighbor’s dog. At the residence, police met with Chaves, who told them he did not make the call but did shoot his neighbor’s dog twice with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Deputies found a red chain saw with dog hair and blood on it near the black dog’s body, which had a large cut on its neck. Police said Chaves had blood on his pants and hands, the report stated.

According to the report, Chaves said he did not remember what happened after he shot the dog. The report did not say why Chaves shot the animal.

Animal control workers removed the dog after they were unable to reach the owner.

“I couldn’t believe that he did it,” Jackson said.

Jackson, who lives with her mother, said they had had the dog for protection for seven years, which was never an issue with neighbors.

An incident report was filed in 2008, however, after two “black Rottweiler dogs” jumped the fence into Chaves’ backyard and fought with his Chihuahua. The report states the dogs were believed to belong to Chaves’ neighbor.

A family member at Chaves’ home said their lawyer had advised them not to comment.

Chaves was booked into Richmond County jail on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway.

Chaves has a hold on him from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/18/13 - 01:59 pm
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Should he go to jail here at

Should he go to jail here at our expense or get expelled from the country?

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Mimi Hopson 02/18/13 - 02:10 pm
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Cruel and heinous behavior

I don't know where to begin. This crime is overwhelming to me.

Not every dog is a well behaved dog. Not every dog owner is a responsibledog owner. I get it. I really do.

But this mans behavior is above and beyond cruel. I believe he should be punished to the highest extent of the law for his cruelty to this animal.

My dogs are my babies and I dare anyone (man or dog)to touch one of them. That being said, they are well behaved and I take very good care of them. If someone (man or dog) were foolish enough to touch my dogs, I would go "mother bear" on them. But I would never add insult to injury by attacking them after their death - with a CHAINSAW!

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/18/13 - 02:44 pm
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Chester ave,....off hy 25

Yeh the ole Fleming area...not far from my raising ...my childhood roaming area....this makes me sick...I mean really sick..
I know some animals bark a lot & some just misbehave at times.....but no animal deserves this kind of ending....sad

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 02/18/13 - 03:17 pm
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My vote is for him to be

My vote is for him to be expelled from our country. I think everyone knows that someone who can abuse an animal has no problem doing the same to humans. Chavez says he doesn't remember what happened after he shot the dog..... that's because he knew he was doing wrong. Deport now please. Poor little dog!

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 02/18/13 - 03:29 pm
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I saw on another news site

I saw on another news site that this was the neighbor's dog and that Chavez had problems before with it. I still don't know why he'd take a chainsaw to it .

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/18/13 - 03:43 pm
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Humane

I would offer that the contents of a 12-guage shell of the correct shot size and well pointed would be a humane dispatch of an unwanted dog. However, if the gun were not pointed correctly and/or the shot were too small, you would definitely be into the animal cruelty realm. I can think of no valid reason for the chain saw being applied to the animal, dead or alive.

twolane
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twolane 02/18/13 - 03:53 pm
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the pitbull had killed several of his dogs
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it was a pitbull and according to a neighbors accounts the pit had killed one his dogs prior...the guy made several complaints....the dog had once again hopped the fence and killed another one of his dogs and was killing the other when he shot it

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 02/19/13 - 10:10 pm
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Ship His Butt From Whence He Came
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BTW: why is there a "hold" on him, and he not be already in jail, waiting for processing ??
**** POST EDIT ****
Well, the story has been "updated", and I think we probably should dial this outrage back a notch or two. Not all of the facts were originally reported by the Chronicle.

boomhauer
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boomhauer 02/18/13 - 04:31 pm
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@ MarinerMan...if I'm not
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@ MarinerMan...if I'm not mistaken a "hold" on him means he's under investigation, or pending, for other unrelated charges against him. Since its ICE (in this case), hopefully they'll deport him back to whatever country he came from.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/18/13 - 04:46 pm
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Don't just deport because

Don't just deport because he'll be right back. Sentence him first to the fullest extent of the law, then deport him. He'll have something waiting for him if he returns.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/18/13 - 05:07 pm
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"Sentence him first to the

"Sentence him first to the fullest extent of the law, then deport him"

Exactly! Get a felony conviction or two on him before he is deported so he will not be eligible for Obama Amnesty.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/18/13 - 05:07 pm
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Take a look at Mimi Hopson.

Take a look at Mimi Hopson. What's with the new avatar box?
Sean, I don't want to be a rectangle.
Welcome, Mimi.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 02/18/13 - 05:12 pm
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@ Willow

The website must not like the photo she uploaded. It worked on her profile, but for some reason it is coming across as a broken link when she comments.

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 02/18/13 - 05:17 pm
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This dude is a perfect
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This dude is a perfect example of what every American citizen is trying to keep out of our country, while our lousy president wants to give him a free pass, healthcare, college education, and a job. What a loser!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/18/13 - 05:43 pm
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Muchas gracias, Sean.

Muchas gracias, Sean.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/18/13 - 06:12 pm
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Heck Sean,

by some of the emails I receive I would have been a rectangle a long time ago.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 02/18/13 - 06:38 pm
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What a shame. Mimi's pic
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What a shame. Mimi's pic would certainly brighten things up around here.

curly123053
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curly123053 02/18/13 - 08:39 pm
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No Excuse For This!

No excuse at all for this in a civilized society. Is he civilized at all? The easiest defense for someone is "I can't recall", especially when there are no witnesses to the incident.

KSL
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KSL 02/18/13 - 10:51 pm
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I like Willow's idea.

I like Willow's idea.

harley_52
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harley_52 02/18/13 - 11:02 pm
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I Wouldn't Mind....

...being a rectangle.

Some people are never happy.

Darby
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Darby 02/18/13 - 11:16 pm
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"Chaves said he did not remember what happened....

after he shot the dog."
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I believe him... Really, I do...

Just so you know, I also believe in the Great Pumpkin.

my.voice
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my.voice 02/18/13 - 11:36 pm
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Time to put a federal ban on

Time to put a federal ban on chain saws.......

Darby
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Darby 02/18/13 - 11:59 pm
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"Time to put a federal ban on chain saws......."

Wouldn't that be only if the chain saw has a telescopic sight, or a 30 round magazine..????

TruckChix
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TruckChix 02/19/13 - 07:47 am
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I can't even begin to tell you...

What I'd do if someone did that (or anything remotely close) to any of my dogs... but it would cause me to wind up in a straight jacket I'm certain.

CABoatright
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CABoatright 02/19/13 - 08:09 am
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OMG!
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I agree w/u TruckChix...good thing old Pablo didn't cross paths with me or my dog. I personally believe the idiot should be dispatched in the same manner as that poor animal...and in short order!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/19/13 - 08:59 am
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Avatar

I had to do a little cropping and reduce the kB of my Revigator picture before it would display here. It's trial and error.

Watch out, though. If you do too much Photoshopping you might run afoul of Rep. Earnest Smith's obscenity bill.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/19/13 - 09:01 am
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News 54

They interviewed the dog owner on Fox 54 news last night. The owner said she had never seen her next door neighbor who shot the dog. He stayed inside all the time. What a coming out party!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 02/19/13 - 10:47 am
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With the right judge, he'll

With the right judge, he'll get a going away party. Judge Brown, please.

Mrswkc2001
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Mrswkc2001 02/19/13 - 12:38 pm
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Send him back

He just needs to be deported. We do not need to waste anymore money on this guy.

belle
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belle 02/19/13 - 12:43 pm
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The Main Point of Interest here is...
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He doesn't remember what happened after he shot the dog. If that is true, he has some serious mental issues that need to be looked into.

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