Who, age What Where When Last known address
Aaron Alan Anderson, 23 dog severely beaten, euthanized

Council Bluffs, IA

Pottawattamie County

January 23, 2006  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date
  Domestic abuse 2-year-old pitbull Convicted  

It started as an argument between a woman and her boyfriend and ended with the death of the woman’s dog.  It is one of the worst animal abuse cases that Pottawattamie County Officials have ever seen.  Pottawattamie County officials are looking for a man they believe beat a dog so badly that the animal had to be euthanized.  Rebecca Fender lives next door to the woman, Jaylynn Dinville.  She stated that Dinville’s 2-year old Pit Bull, Tyson, was a playful but hyper, nice dog that wouldn’t attack anyone.

   (Photo courtesy of KETV7-Omaha)

On Thursday morning, January 19th, Council Bluffs Police responded to a call that Aaron Anderson got into an argument with Dinville and threatened to kill her dog.  When police arrived, Anderson had already left. Officers recommended that Dinville leave and take the dog in case Anderson returned.  Dinville left, but could not take Tyson at the time.  Several hours later, Dinville returned to find Tyson near death.

Animal Control Officer Galen Barrett stated the dog went through a very brutal ordeal. Tyson had multiple fractures in the jaw line, multiple fractures on both sides of his head and a burst blood vessel could be seen in his right eye.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Anderson.  If he is charged and convicted with animal abuse, he faces a maximum of two years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

Update 1/25/06:

    (Photo courtesy of KETV7-Omaha)

On Wednesday, January 25th, Aaron Anderson turned himself in to Council Bluffs Police after seeing his mug shot on TV.

Police stated that Anderson beat Put Bull Terrier after having an argument with his girlfriend. The dog was found by officers with multiple broken bones and internal injuries in the basement of a home.  The dog had to be euthanized.

Update 8/14/06:  Aaron Anderson was found guilty on Monday, August 14th, of animal abuse and animal torture for beating his former girlfriend’s dog to death.

The incident took place in January when Anderson threatened to kill her Pit Bull Terrier. The woman left and found her dog severely beaten when she returned.  The dog had to be euthanized by a veterinarian.  Anderson faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Update 9/8/06:  Anderson was sentenced to six months in jail.  Anderson was convicted in August on two counts: animal abuse and animal torture.

In January, Anderson severely beat and paralyzed Tyson, his girlfriend's two-and-a-half-year-old pit bull. Animal control officers had to euthanize the dog.

Galen Barrett, Iowa's chief animal control officer says, "How anyone can, could allow themselves or bring themselves to do something like that definitely has some issues that need to be addressed."

Prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence of four years however a judge suspended all but six months for Anderson.

Prosecutor Christine Shockey says, "I felt very strongly that the penalty I asked for was appropriate but we will live with what the judge sentenced."

Meanwhile, Galen Barrett says he'll always live with what upsets him the most.  "The torture," he says. "The beating that this dog had to endure throughout the process of the crime."

Update 3/22/07:  Anderson was charged with domestic abuse against Jaylynn Dinville.  A restraining order was issued and Anderson was required to forfeit his firearms (Case # 04781 DACV094426).

Update 3/26/07:  Anderson was found guilty of criminal mischief and violation of a no contact order against Jaylynn Dinville (Case # 04781 SRCR132647).

Update 4/2/07:  Anderson was found guilty of another domestic abuse assault for violation of a no contact or protective order again against Jaylynn Dinville (Case # 04781 SMMG118634 and 04781 SMMG118635).

Anderson (DOB 4/24/82) is no stranger to the court system.  A search of the Pottawattamie County court records show 56 court cases as the defendant from 2/25/99 to 7/31/08.  The case types range from driving while barred, domestic abuse to theft.



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