Pike County – At approximately 12:25 this afternoon, Indiana State Police arrested Jordan Hunt, 27, of Hazelton, after an on scene investigation revealed he allegedly killed two female dogs at a rural location in Pike County near Hazelton.
Sometime Tuesday evening, September 25, the owner of the dogs, Chelsie Koutz, contacted Evansville Police Department to report that someone had entered her Evansville residence and took both of her dogs. One dog was a Pitbull Lab mix and the other dog was a Golden Doodle. Koutz posted information on Facebook and was offering a reward for the return of her pets. Hunt is a former boyfriend of Koutz.
Shortly after noon today, a person who saw Koutz’s post on Facebook contacted her about the location of her pets. Officers responded to a rural area on C.R. 200 North near Hazelton and discovered both dogs had been burned and were deceased. Investigating officers believe both dogs were shot prior to being set on fire. Hunt fled the area in his vehicle, but was apprehended at his residence located at 3928 East SR 56, Hazelton. He was taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on a $350,000 bond.
Arrested and Charges:
Jordan M. Hunt, 28, Hazelton, IN
Intimidation, Level 5 Felony
Domestic Violence-Animal Cruelty, Level 6 Felony
Killing a Domestic Animal, Level 6 Felony
Investigating Officer: Master Trooper Paul Bastin, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Evansville Police Department