Michael Joe Foutch, 48, of Haskell was arrested on Feb. 11 after he called the Muskogee County sheriff’s office, complaining of a dog bite.
When deputies noticed Foutch didn’t appear to have a dog bite, they interviewed the dog’s owner at a trailer park in Haskell, where the dog was tied by a leash to the trailer. The owners, according to Muskogee County Undersheriff Michael Mahan, had video of Foutch teasing the dog, then producing what appeared to be a knife and slashing the dog across the face with the knife.
Foutch was arrested on a complaint of animal cruelty and taken to the Muskogee County Jail. Today, he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Muskogee County District Court.
He is due for a sounding docket on Feb. 27. Judge Robin Adair set his bond at $15,000.