Ankeny Police Department arrests man for animal neglect and assault
On June 6, 2020 at 12:26 a.m., Ankeny police officers were called to respond to a fight at 517 NE Delaware Ave. Upon their arrival they observed a large amount of blood in the hallway and on the sidewalk near this building.
A group of individuals were having a get together when an acquaintance, Juan Carlos Moreno-Martinez, arrived uninvited and tried to incite a fight. After a brief argument, Moreno-Martinez entered the apartment of one of the subjects and retrieved his friend’s dog, which is a Cane Corso Pitbull mix. Moreno-Martinez attempted to get the dog to attack one of the subjects and a female attempted to intervene. The dog attacked her leaving significant injuries to her arm. The dog then attacked Moreno-Martinez biting his leg and arm causing significant injuries. He had left the scene prior to officers’ arrival and went to Ankeny Fire Station No. 1 to be treated. Officers briefly interviewed Moreno-Martinez at the fire station and he stated the dog attacked him and he stabbed it multiple times, killing the dog. Moreno-Martinez was then transported to the hospital to be treated for his wounds.
After an investigation by Ankeny Police detectives, arrest warrants were issued for Moreno-Martinez. He was located and placed under arrest on June 25 and is currently in the Polk County Jail on multiple charges.
Juan Carlos Moreno-Martinez, 33
215 NE Hayes Dr. #101
Ankeny, IA 50021
Assault causing serious injury
Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
Animal neglect causing serious injury or death
Ankeny PD case # 20-002560
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