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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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MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 02/19/13 - 09:05 pm
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But Before We Put Him on the Plane
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When I find out "The Rest of the Story", I think we all must tone our outrage down a notch. I'm still NOT cool about the chainsaw business, but this was a dog that had already killed two of the shooter's dogs. AND the dog owners, KNEW that it was vicious. It would've helped if the Chronicle had posted the whole story, instead of what they ran, and got all of us mad. The dude still has an ICE hold on himself, but I can now understand the WHY. He should've called Animal Control, first.

Darby
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Darby 02/19/13 - 04:04 pm
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"it would cause me to wind up in a straight jacket.."

I'm thinking more along the lines of putting the perp in a straight jacket and leaving him overnight on a fire ant bed.

Jack T
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Jack T 02/19/13 - 05:12 pm
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"I guess "outsiders" think we
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"I guess "outsiders" think we are a soft, easy going bunch of people."

The United States accounts for less than 2% of the population yet we account for 25% of the prisoner population. We are hardly soft on crime in this country. We punish, punish, punish! Then we let people out...stick them with a record that makes them unemployable by even a fast food restaurant...and we continue to wonder why so many go back to crime.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 02/21/13 - 02:21 pm
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Disturbing...

Disturbing...

Darby
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Darby 02/22/13 - 11:23 pm
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"It would've helped if the Chronicle had posted....

the whole story"
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I'm not so certain that having the Chronicle list all the circumstances in extenuation and mitigation would influence my opinion. The guy did what he did.

Darby
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Darby 02/22/13 - 11:27 pm
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And anyway, what's this business about....

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

If he weren't here, would he be killing dogs, here??? After the dog, then what????

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