Aliquippa man wanted for striking leashed dog with hatchet

Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published February 28, 2024 10:26 A.M.

(Aliquippa, Pa) A warrant for an Aliquippa man has been issued for injuring a dog. David Askew, 43, of Aliquippa is being sought by Aliquippa police after he struck a 9 month old female dog with a hatchet. The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at the corner of Maratta Road and Main Street at 3:50pm. The dog’s owner was sitting on a stoop and the dog was on a leash when struck.

Askew faces a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, and possession of the instrument of crime with intent along with misdemeanor charges of make, repair, sell, offensive weapons, and cruelty to animals. The charges were filed in District Justice Felicia Santillan’s office.

Anyone with information on Askew’s whereabouts is asked to call Aliquippa Police 724-378-8000.

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