Man sentenced to prison for killing father's dog

Michael Reeves was sentenced Thursday to ten years in prison. (WJHG/WECP)

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Laurel Hill man will spend ten years in prison for mutilating his father's dog in March 2018.

According to the State Attorney's Office, Michael Reeves, 23, was sentenced Thursday. After his time in prison, he will served five years probation.

In March 2018, Reeves was wanted in Okaloosa County in connection with a domestic battery on his father. Reeves was found at a home in Laurel Hill, covered in blood, with a 14-inch knife also covered in blood as well as drugs and paraphernalia.

Investigators found Reeves' father's dog, a 75 pound pitbull mix, mutilated. They found parts of the dog inside the fridge.

Reeves was charged with aggravated animal cruelty and violation of probation.

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