A Pierce County man accused of beating his wife and dog during a fit of anger Friday has been ordered to stay away from them.
The 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree animal cruelty and three counts of fourth-degree assault. He was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Deputies were called to the couple’s home Friday morning by the wife, who claimed her husband was furious their dog had chewed on a small trampoline.
She said her husband beat the dog with the trampoline, held it down with a leash while he strangled it and shoved her …