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Battle Lake man accused of slitting dog's throat arrested in Colorado

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A 23-year-old Battle Lake, Minn., man who was on the run after being accused of slitting his dog's throat was arrested at 2 a.m. today in Colorado on other charges, authorities said.


An arrest warrant was issued in July for Benjamin Stavaas when he failed to appear at a court date on the six charges of animal cruelty he faces, two of which are felonies.

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