West Paducah man charged with burglary, cruelty to animals | Crime
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A West Paducah man was arrested for burglary, cruelty to animals and tampering with physical evidence on Friday.
Darin W. Tisdal, 26, was charged with first degree burglary, cruelty to animals and tampering with physical evidence. He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.
Around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, deputies say a West Paducah resident came home to find and immediately noticed her front door was open. She had left her home at 7:30 a.m. Deputies say she saw a significant amount of blood on the floor by the front door.
The sheriff's department was immediately called. When deputies arrived and checked the home, they say more blood was found inside. According to officers, the resident's pet chihuahua had been placed in a kennel when she left earlier and now there was a significant amount of blood found in the pet carrier and the door open.
Deputies at the scene, say they saw very distinctive tennis shoes tracks in pools of blood. They say these same shoe tracks were followed about 35 to 40 yards to another home inside the same mobile home park.
They say they found Tisdal inside the home. They located and recovered Air Jordan tennis shoes that belonged to Tisdal that matched the bloody shoe prints, a hunting knife with bloody residue and a bloody jacket. According to deputies, these items belonged to Tisdal.
In an outbuilding at this home, deputies say a pool of blood was found as well as a wet and muddy shovel. They say Tisdal was also found to have what appeared to have been recent dog bite marks on his hands.
Deputies say Tisdal was taken to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department but refused to answer questions, requesting an attorney.
According to the sheriff's department, Tisdal’s extensive criminal history includes convictions for: fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, harassing communications, stalking, possession of marijuana, contempt of court, DUI, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and other charges.
The sheriff's department says Sgt. Kevin Lynn, Deputy Jerry Jones, and Deputy Cory Golightly conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to find the dog that apparently had been killed.
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