Ascension man arrested in fatal beating of dog

Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on Wednesday accused of beating one of his dogs to death and dumping the animal’s taped-up body in an open field, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Jacob Blackwell, 25, 40341 Black Bayou Extension Road, Gonzales, was booked into Ascension Parish Prison on two counts of cruelty to animals, deputies said in a news release.

Deputies said they found the dead dog Monday in a field off Black Bayou Extension near Gonzales.

Electrical tape had been wrapped around the dog’s legs, mouth and neck.

Deputies said Blackwell told them he has several dogs but this dog was uncooperative.

In response, Blackwell allegedly kicked the animal to death.

Blackwell taped up the corpse and abandoned it in the field to make it appear as if someone else had killed his dog, deputies said.