Man decapitates puppy in front of girlfriend and her 2 children during an argumentBy Mason White 10:04 AM October 16, 2015
|James Xavier Quattlebaum|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after he killed a puppy during an argument with his girlfriend.
Police said that 25-year-old James Xavier Quattlebaum, decapitated the head of the 2-year-old puppy in his home.
Quattlebaum cut the puppy’s head with a kitchen knife during the argument on Saturday about 3:30 a.m., police said.
The girlfriend, Tarsha Hankinson, and the children who are 7 and 11 years old, witnessed the horrific act.
Hankinson, 37, told police that her boyfriend was high on drugs when he came home. The two began arguing, and Quattlebaum grabbed a knife and beheaded the dog, according to police.
When police arrived, Quattlebaum was in his room covered in blood. The puppy’s body was found in a garbage can.
He was charged with ill treatment of animals, two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child and throwing bodily fluid on a officer for spitting at a police officer while being arrested.