WAXHAW, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Waxhaw man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly grabbed a dog by the collar and violently slammed the animal against his vehicle.
The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 30 on Waxhaw-Indian Road just outside of Waxhaw.
Witnesses told Union County Sheriff's Office deputies that they observed a dog standing in the road while they were driving and that's when Brady Michael Blymiller, 26, yelled at them to drive around the dog.
Deputies said one of the witnesses turned around and drove back past the location where the dog was initially observed. That is when Blymiller allegedly slammed the dog against the car by its collar. The witness attempted to obtain Blymiller’s license tag number but he pulled out behind the witness’ car and aggressively pursued her vehicle toward Wesley Chapel.
The witness contacted 911 and reported the incident to Union County Communications. According to the witness, Blymiller, at one point, pulled up next to her car and attempted to run her off the road.
Deputies located and stopped the suspect vehicle and identified Blymiller as the driver. Once stopped, deputies began piecing together what happened.
An Animal Services Deputy responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. Deputies found two dogs inside Blymiller’s vehicle. The one that was allegedly slammed against the car was curled up in the back seat when the deputy found her. Due to the allegations, Animal Services took custody of the dog and transported her to the Union County Animal Shelter for safekeeping and to be examined by a veterinarian.
Deputies said the dog, "Annie," was determined to be a female Pit mixed, approximately 1 ½ years old. The examination found that Annie appeared to be sore but suffered no serious injuries or broken bones. The investigation revealed that Annie did not belong to Blymiller but rather an acquaintance.
Deputies are making arrangements for Annie to be reunited with her family. In addition to the Animal Cruelty charge, Blymiller was also charged with driving while license revoked.