BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man is accused of threatening a woman by stealing and killing her dog, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.
On June 8, 2018, Baton Rouge police responded to a call about a disturbance at a residence in East Baton Rouge Parish. The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, Patrick Langley, 36, had stolen her dog from the porch. Police reported that the victim said Langley had sent a photo of the animal shot and killed.
The victim contacted police on June 15, 2018, saying she received numerous calls from Langley. According to the probable cause report, Langley threatened to hurt her if she did not "get rid" of her current boyfriend.
Langley had called the woman while she was with the police. Officers overheard Langley saying he killed the dog as a warning to the victim, the probable cause report said.
The victim later identified Langley in a photo lineup.
Langley was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He faces charges of animal cruelty, stalking, harassment and theft.