FARMINGTON — Sheriff's deputies issued arrest warrants for two Aztec men Wednesday after the pair allegedly cut a dog's head off with a chainsaw when the knife they tried to use didn't work.
Young children were inside the residence at the time.
Teddy Sexton, 32, and Corey Bowen, 31, face charges of fourth-degree felony extreme cruelty to animals, which carries up to 18 months in prison, San Juan County Sheriff's Lt. Dwayne Faverino said.
The men allegedly were trying to put the 2-year-old pit bull down because it previously bit a 9-year-old girl who was visiting the residence, Faverino said.
"Sexton said this was the second time the dog has bitten someone and he felt it needed to be put down," Faverino said.
Because Sexton is on felony probation, he told deputies he couldn't obtain a gun. Instead, he grabbed a kitchen knife and went to the place where the dog was tied up, Faverino
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