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Grove man charged with animal abuse after stabbing, discarding puppy

A man from Grove is accused of using a kitchen knife to stab a  puppy and then throwing the dog off a second floor porch and putting it in a dumpster.

Corbin Christopher Shultz, 20, is charged with a felony count of animal cruelty  He is being held at the Delaware County jail.

The Grove man told the investigating officer he stabbed the puppy because the animal “chewed up my weed…my [expletive] tobacco.”

The affidavit said Shultz told police the dog belonged to his mother’s boyfriend, Keith Jameson Tapp,

The mother, Tara Frazee, Tapp and Shultz lived together in Grove.

During the course of the day, Shultz initially told police in an affidavit, he had left an inside gate open, and the puppy and another dog had gone into another room and destroyed a DVD and television remote and had defecated throughout the house.

Shultz told police in the affidavit:

“… I remember I spanked the dog and the dog tried to bite me after I was spanking him and that pissed me off even more so I sent the dog outside, I went to the kitchen and grabbed the knife and brought Cree the bigger dog back in and I stabbed the pup and threw her over the porch after getting blood on me and went downstairs and threw the dog in the trash can (dumpster).”

Upon investigating, it was learned the approximately year-old boxer was still alive, the affidavit indicated.

Tapp, according to the police report, found the dog in the dumpster and bought medical supplies to treat the dog’s injuries. Police said the dog had suffered a 2-inch-long injury.

Tapp was advised by police to take the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.

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