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Youngstown woman claims boyfriend stalked her and killed her dogs

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Youngstown man has been arrested after allegedly killing two dogs, and placing one of them in a freezer.

Officers say they arrived at a North Portland Avenue address on Sunday and found Amanda Haymes on the porch, clutching her dead dog, Grace.

Haymes told officers that she suspected that her estranged boyfriend had killed two of her dogs because he threatened to take something she loves, until she came back to him.

She identified the suspect as 43-year-old Todd Wollen.

Officers went to Wollen's home on Burbank Avenue where they found  two more dogs, including a malnourished Italian Greyhound.

In the home's freezer, stuffed into a plastic bag, investigators found a second dead dog, identified as Simon by Haymes.

Haymes told police that Wollen had been trying to control her through drugs, threats and physical violence for a two week period.

She says Wollen tried slipping drugs into her food and drink.

Haymes told investigators that Wollen pinned her down on a bed, smacked her head on the headboard and tried to cover her body with his bodily fluids, telling her that he was "marking his territory."

Officers arrested Wollen and charged him with domestic violence and animal cruelty.

Wollen pleaded not guilty in Youngstown Municipal Court and is free on bond.  He's due back on court on May 30.  

In the meantime, the judge ordered Wollen to have no contact with Haymes.

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