A Texas man says he has an especially complicated relationship with the suspect in a recent residential burglary that left his pet Shih Tzu dead.
According to Texas Breaking News, Joe Bailey reported returning to his home in Bandera on March 26 to find a trail of blood — apparently from his pet dog, BG — throughout the property.
“There was a bloody paw print on the floor, blood on my couches and blood in BG’s bed,” he said.
Upon discovering the disturbing scene, Bailey said he contacted authorities. He said the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office stopped his ex-wife, Heidi Nichole Carpenter, nearby on the same evening in response to a report of a suspicious person.
The homeowner said she had no shoes on at the time of the encounter with police and a pair of women’s sandals was reportedly found near his home.
After searching the property for a full day, he said he found the dog’s body — along with bloody knives, electronics and other personal items — discarded underneath some branches.
In addition to shoes that resembled those he said his wife often wore during their marriage, Bailey said two neighbors recognized his ex walking in the area near the time of the home invasion. In addition to the violent attack on BG, he said his home was ransacked.
The report indicates Carpenter — who is on probation for criminal trespass and assault charges — is now wanted on a felony burglary warrant.
Authorities had not responded to CrimeOnline’s request for comment as of this writing.
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