CARY, North Carolina (WTVD) — A Cary man has been charged with animal cruelty after he stole his mother’s dog and cut off its head, according to arrest records.

On Saturday, 26-year-old Nicholas Dalton Nanes took his mother’s miniature pinscher/Chihuahua mix and decapitated it with a knife, Cary Police said.

Nanes has a history of assault charges and at one point was charged with habitual misdemeanor assault.

He is charged with felony cruelty to animals and larceny of a dog.

Nanes was given a $40,000 secured bond and ordered not to possess or own any animals.

According to court documents, this is the second case of a dog death involving Nanes within the past three years.

Nanes’ next court appearance is November 6.
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