Two men allegedly killed a stray dog to help stage a fake crime scene with a long-running enemy. According to WSAZ, 26-year-old Jeffrey Spence and 19-year-old Casey Spence used dog blood to help concoct a story about being attacked. They have been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking or disposition a motor vehicle.
The incident began when authorities found a man named Fred Daniels hit on the head with a crowbar near his home in Tomahawk, Kentucky on Saturday morning. He had to have around 50 staples in his head. He said the assailants had stolen his truck after the attack.
Later that morning, the Spences claimed Daniels assaulted them at their home with a shotgun and that Casey used the crowbar in an act of self-defense. While searching the premises, authorities found blood everywhere in the home that was staged to look like Daniels’ blood and a hole in the wall that was made to look like a shotgun blast.
The Spences eventually confessed that they killed a dog and used its blood to stage the scene. Authorities say that Daniels never attacked the pair with a shotgun as they had initially stated. In fact, the suspects damaged their own wall with a nail to create that narrative.
It's unclear where the men found the dog. No other details about the animal have been reported.
The men were initially arrested on Saturday in Tomahawk, Kentucky for falsely reporting the incident. On Tuesday, they were arrested again for the other charges. The incident is apparently part of a longstanding feud between the Spences and Daniels. Daniels has since left the hospital.