Man, woman arrested for animal cruelty

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - Two people are now behind bars after their two dogs were found with "visible injuries" in July, according to the El Paso Police Department.

Oyuki Diaz, 30, was arrested last Thursday at a home located at the 14400 block of Pacific Point in Far East El Paso.

The home's other resident, Bobby Nieves, 29, turned himself in Tuesday morning in connection with the case. He was also wanted for outstanding warrants of Unlawful Restraint, Assault Family Violence, and Criminal Mischief.

According to a news release, officers discovered a 2-year-old female pitbull tied to pallets -- with no slack to move -- on July 24.

Police say the other dog, a pitbull puppy, was found in an above-ground pool with only its head above water, supporting itself on a spout to keep from drowning.

Fortunately, both dogs have since been adopted.

Diaz was charged with two counts of Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals and three traffic warrants. She was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $8,100 bond.

Nieves, who police say was featured as one of Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted, was booked under a combined bond of $10,500.

The case was investigated by the police department's newly-created Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit


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