A California man, in the midst of a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve, allegedly threatened to 'eat' his roommate and then killed her small dog.
Alan Evans, 35, of Santa Rosa, was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, battery, terrorist threats and cruelty to an animal.
According to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to Evans' home after his female roommate called to report an alleged assault.
When deputies arrived the victim, who has not been identified, told the officers Evans had been talking incoherently before he attacked her. She said he pulled her hair and slapped her before grabbing a kitchen knife and threatening to "eat her," police said.
The victim fled to a neighbor's house before calling police and reporting the attack, which she said was unprovoked, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies found Evans in his living room and took him into custody without incident. At the time of the arrest, officers allegedly observed blood on Evans' hands and clothing, prompting them to search the area for additional victims.
During a search conducted outside the residence, deputies found the body of a small Terrier dog under Evan's vehicle. The pet, which belonged to the alleged victim, had been stabbed to death by Evans, police said.
Evans was booked into the Sonoma County Jail, where he remains on a $250,000 bond. Jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.
According to The Press Democrat, a 35-year-old man named Alan Evans sustained serious injuries in October, when he was attacked with a machete. Authorities have yet to confirm whether the machete attack victim is also the suspect in Tuesday's incident, the newspaper reported.