A Schenectady man accused of stabbing an 8-month old puppy in the back and subsequently killing it was arrested Wednesday.
A joint investigation by the Schenectady Police Department, U.S. Marshals and other organizations resulted in the capture of 28-year old Kenya Latee Bunch at the Lawrence Motel on Central Avenue.
Bunch has been a fugitive for nearly a month. He was wanted by authorities in connection with a domestic menacing case and has also been accused of stabbing a pit bull puppy several times.
SPCA Inspector David Dean said of the puppy, “It had large amounts of stab wounds. We ultimately found out that the spine was severed in the attack. It was quite a gruesome scene.”
The attack happened February 20, 2010. Police said it was crucial to find and arrest Bunch quickly.
Sgt. Eric Clifford with the Schenectady Police Department told NEWS10 that people who typically abuse animals often commit serious crimes against people.
Bunch is being held in the Schenectady county jail. He is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday morning.