MEDFORD, Ore. -- Medford Police have arrested a man accused of aggravated animal abuse. According to a police news release, a family member reported, 24 year old Jordan Vogel, had strangled and stabbed the family dog inside their home. The call came in February 1st at 5:40 p.m.
Police say the witness left the apartment, after an unsuccessful attempt to stop Vogel from assaulting the dog. When officers arrived, they found the apartment to be vacant and the deceased dog was located in a back bedroom.
Officers searched the area for Vogel, who according to the witness's statement suffers chronic mental illness. Police found Vogel a short time later in a parking lot adjacent to his residence. He was arrested without further incident.
Police say they later found out Vogel and the family member were having an argument that lead to Vogel killing the dog. Police say during the struggle with Vogel, to stop him from attacking their dog, the family member sustained minor injuries.
Vogel was lodged at the Jackson County Jail and charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse, Assault 4, Harassment and Coercion.
Medford Police say they are familiar with Vogel, who was arrested on January 22, 2018. Medford Police say he assaulted a Medford Police officer.