A Laurel man is facing felony charges after disemboweling the family dog, Howard County Police said Friday.
Omar BeniahJovan Gertman, 24, is being charged with felony animal cruelty, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property in the incident.
Police responded to a house in the 9600 block of Covered Wagon Drive on June 12 after someone called 911 saying a family member had stabbed the family dog and left the house. During their investigation, police learned German assaulted an acquaintance and destroyed household property including a TV and coffee maker as well.
Animal Control officers responded and took the dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Boo, to an emergency hospital where she was not expected to survive. Boo has since recovered.
Police found German in a nearby hotel at a later date and arrested him. He is being held in Howard County Detention Center.