Pauls Valley man accused of fatally kicking girlfriend's dog in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police arrested a Pauls Valley man Saturday whose girlfriend accused him of fatally kicking her dog after it defecated on the floor, according to a police report.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Published: December 3, 2012
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Oklahoma City police say a man kicked his girlfriend's dog to death after the pet defecated on the floor and snapped at him when he tried to rub its nose in the mess.

Levi Marcus Raper, 25, of Pauls Valley, was arrested Saturday on two complaints of animal cruelty and an unrelated warrant, officer Dan McMillan wrote in the police report. Raper remained in the Oklahoma County jail Monday with bail set at $2,000, and court records show he has not been formally charged.

Police were called to Raper's girlfriend's apartment in the 7000 block of W Britton Road about 8:40 p.m. Saturday. Officers found the body of the woman's terrier-schnauzer mix, according to the report. She told officers Raper killed her dog while she was at a store.

Raper told officers he kicked the dog “a couple of times” after it soiled the floor and snapped at him, McMillan wrote. The dog retreated to a corner, laid down and died.

Court records do not reveal a significant criminal history for Raper. The unrelated warrant stems from a failure to appear at a hearing related to a DUI case in Cleveland County from 2008.


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