A man was arrested after beating up his girlfriend and abusing her three dogs.

Timothy Epps sent a message to his girlfriend before police arrested him. The message read, “Yeah u done for b****.”

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton confirmed that when Epps’ girlfriend came to the house she saw him smoking marijuana. She got very angry. Instead of going outside, Epps beat her up. He smashed his girlfriend’s head against the wall.

Leyton confirmed that the poor woman had abrasions on her face and arms and scrapes on her forehead.

First, Epps started with domestic violence then he continued with animal abuse. Since his girlfriend owns 3 dogs, he threw all of them outside. Although two of them manage to get back inside the house, Epps killed the third by throwing it in the path of a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, the drive couldn’t stop and ran the beagle over and killed it.

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The prosecutor also confirmed that Epps grabbed his girlfriend’s phone while she was calling 911. First, he hit her with it and then he threw it on the floor and broke the screen.

Luckily, the 911 dispatcher determined where the woman and managed to send her help.

The prosecutor charge Epps with two felonies – assault with intent to do great bodily harm and animal abuse. He’s also charged with domestic violence and interfering with electronic communications.

Although tensions have been on the side during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leyton doesn’t think the same about this case.

If you are a victim or you know someone that is experiencing domestic violence, there is a way out.

The YWCA operates every day in Genesee County. You can call their crisis line 24/7 at 810-238-SAFE.

Or you can contact the Underground Railroad staff in Saginaw County by calling 989-755-0411 or texting 989-770-8892.

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