Broward County Sheriff's Department said Brendan Evans (pictured) , 31, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty
A Florida man accused of repeatedly stabbing a pit bull puppy and leaving it for dead inside a suitcase was arrested on Wednesday on animal cruelty charges.
Broward County Sheriff's Department said Brendan Evans, 31, will remain in custody despite receiving a $100,000 bond due to criminal charges stemming from an unrelated case, according to Sun Sentinel.
On October 10, police in Hollywood, Florida heard crying coming from a blue suitcase in an abandoned building.
Inside, they found a bloody dog that had been repeatedly stabbed and beaten beaten, suffering more than 50 deep cuts on his head and body.
They took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment and named him Ollie. Two days later, Ollie succumbed to his wounds and died while in veterinary care.
'When he died, there were tears everywhere,' said VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital spokesperson Linda Ream.
A pit bull puppy doctors named Ollie was beaten and stabbed before being stuffed in a suitcase on October 10
Ollie had been discovered inside an abandoned building and stuffed inside a blue suitcase in Hollywood, Florida
'It was silent in the building. Our doctors worked so hard to give Ollie that chance to stay with us.'
The story received massive media attention, with people shocked at the level savagery Ollie endured while outraged animal rights advocates raised money for the wounded dog's treatment.
The story received massive media attention, with people shocked at the level savagery Ollie endured
Sarah Anne Mourer, Evans's defense lawyer, said that the high bond was not surprising given the