A 29-year-old Macon man is accused of shooting a dog with a sawed-off shotgun Tuesday evening after learning his girlfriend was cheating on him with another man, according to an arrest warrant from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
Brandon Dakota Kitchens, also known as “Champ,” was arrested about 7 p.m. and charged with multiple felonies including aggravated animal cruelty, possession of two sawed-off shotguns with scratched-off serial numbers and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to arrest warrants.
The dog, a blue pit bull named Chabo, was wounded in his right rear leg with birdshot. He was found bleeding at a nearby Chevron gas station on Pio Nono Avenue, according to an incident report from the sheriff’s office.
Crystal Slocumb, 23, said Chabo belonged to her brother, Quinterrus Slocumb, who was in a relationship with Kitchens’ girlfriend, a woman named Shadrenna, whose last name was not in the report.
Chabo had been staying at Kitchens’ house for the past three weeks, apparently under the impression that Quinterrus Slocumb and Shadrenna were only friends, Crystal Slocumb said. At some point Tuesday, Kitchens found out about the infidelity, according to the report.
The assault on Chabo “stemmed from my brother and (Shadrenna) having an ongoing relationship that Champ didn’t know about,” Crystal Slocumb said. “He became enraged. He tried to shoot my brother and when he couldn’t do that, he shot my brother’s dog.”
Slocumb said she was near Pansy Avenue and Mercer University Drive when she saw Kitchens open fire on Chabo.
“He was probably suspicious that they had something going on, but then to find out, you know, I think he just snapped,” Slocumb said of Kitchens.
After Kitchens was arrested, numerous other dogs, possibly used for dog fighting, were seized from his home in the 300 block of Daffodil Street, according to the incident report. Animal Welfare officers were familiar with Kitchens and told deputies he had a history of animal abuse.
Kitchens remains in jail on a $23,200 bond, according to Bibb County jail records.
A month ago, Kitchens pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by receiving stolen property following two arrests that occurred in July 2012 and June 2013, according to Bibb County Superior Court records. He was sentenced April 8 to five years on probation for both crimes, records show.
Crystal Slocumb said Chabo is OK, and she plans to pick him up from a veterinarian Thursday.