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Lorain man charged in stabbing death of family dog


LORAIN — A Lorain man faces multiple charges after being accused of stabbing a border collie to death.

The stabbing occurred around 8:35 p.m. Saturday in the yard of a home in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, according to a police report. The report said that resident Anthony Blue said his stepson, Emanuel Eisel, became angry that the dog, chained in front of the home, had growled at him.

Blue said Eisel grabbed the dog by the tail and picked it up off the ground and the dog bit Eisel to defend itself. Blue said Eisel — who he said was recently paroled and living with him — then pulled out a pocket knife and repeatedly stabbed the dog.

According to the report, when officers arrived at the home, Eisel was covered in blood in the driveway and ran west through backyards across Fillmore Circle with police in pursuit. Eisel then attempted to hide the knife before officers tackled him.

After Eisel was handcuffed, the report said Eisel was uncooperative with paramedics attempting to evaluate his bite wounds. The report said Eisel resisted being placed in a police cruiser and tried to kick and threatened officers.

Eisel struck his head against the cruiser six times and was verbally abusive to staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

“That’s fine. I’ll go to court and tell them I wasn’t in the right state of mind because I’ve been drinking,” Eisel said when told he could be charged with intimidating a public servant, according to the report.

Eisel, 29, was charged with cruelty to animals, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, intimidation and vandalism. Eisel has an extensive criminal record including convictions for assault, assaulting a police officer, domestic violence, intimidation, stalking and burglary.

Eisel was being held Monday at the Lorain City Jail in lieu of a $52,500 bond. He is due back in Lorain Municipal Court on July 1.

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