Navy veteran arrested for brutally assaulting Huskies, stealing Oceanside dogs.
Oceanside Police Department has arrested David Herbert, 36, a Navy veteran for assaulting two Oceanside Huskies and stealing two other dogs. One of the dogs is still missing.
Herbert was charged with multiple counts of animal abuse, multiple counts of vandalism, two counts of petty theft, residential burglary, and using a deadly weapon, reports ABC 10 News.
The disabled veteran, who received an honorable discharge after serving the US Navy for six years has been accused of assaulting two Huskies in April, 2017 and stealing two other dogs in May.
All dogs lived in the same rental in the 3900 block of Carino Way.
The owners of the two Huskies who had been brutally attacked in their own home on April 28 moved out after one of their dog’s eyes was plucked out and the other was forced to drink acid, or a caustic solution, as well as doused with the same solution, and suffered burns both inside and outside its body.
A second family moved in.
Their dogs were stolen on May 30. One dog was found by a neighbor, but the dog, they call LaLa, is still missing.
Police believe Lala had been the subject of a “violent assault” and was severely injured. Her whereabouts is unknown.
The second family also moved out.
On June 1, police served a search warrant at Herbert's home and recovered a blood-covered baseball bat and items that have been linked to Lala’s disappearance. Other DNA evidence was found inside Herbert’s vehicle.
Herbert is currently being held at Vista Detention Facility on $1 million bail. He's scheduled to be in court Sept. 10.
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Source: ABC 10 News
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